A Movie Happy-Ending

, , , | Hopeless | June 1, 2016

(I am a teenage girl. My mother and I decide to go out and catch a movie that recently came out. A massive thunderstorm starts just as we are leaving, knocking the power out of most of the area. As we’re driving we realize that we are almost out of gas and none of the gas stations we pass have power. We finally find a station that is pumping gas, but its credit card machines aren’t working and my mom only has two dollars in cash. Somehow we finally make it to the theater. It’s very crowded even though it’s only a Tuesday evening. We get in line for tickets behind a woman who is with her family. As my mom and I are discussing show times, the woman turns to us.)

Woman: “Oh, are you going to see [Movie], too?”

Mom: “Yes, it’s just the two of us at home tonight so we’d thought we’d go to the movies.”

Woman: “My daughter and I had gotten two tickets earlier, but now the whole family wants to come so we’re getting more.”

(We continue making small-talk until we reach the ticket booth, where we discover that they’re sold out. My mom and I are both disappointed that after everything we went through to get here, we can’t see the movie, and we go to walk out of the theater. Halfway to our car we decide to go back in and see if we can get tickets for a later showing, thinking we can get dinner first and then come back to see the movie at 9:30 or 10. As we again go back inside to head to the ticket booth, we see the woman who we met in line. She waves us over.)

Woman: “I was hoping I’d find you two. They were sold out of tickets so the rest of the family can’t go, but my daughter and I didn’t want to go alone.” *she hands us the two tickets she said she had bought earlier* “Here you go. God bless you.”

Mom: *astonished* “Oh– Thank you!”

(The woman and her family left before we could thank her properly, and my mom and I were so shocked we didn’t know what to do! We greatly enjoyed the movie, and told everyone about what had happened the next day. To the lady who gave us her tickets, we are so grateful for your kindness!)

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