Don’t Discount The Power Of A Discount

, , , | Hopeless | May 23, 2016

(My fiancé and I recently had a house fire that claimed all of our possessions and the lives of our two dogs. Needless to say, we are both heartbroken and upset. We are at the checkout line buying new boots that I need for my job.)

Cashier: *smiling* “How are you?”

Fiancé: “Honestly? Pretty terrible. We had a house fire yesterday and lost everything. Including our two dogs.”

Cashier: *gasps quite audibly, covering her mouth* “I’m… I’m so sorry.”

Fiancé: “Thank you.”

(The rest of the transaction proceeded normally. The cashier seemed to be at a loss for words.)

Cashier: “Your total is $45.”

Me: “I thought the sign said $60?”

Cashier: “It did. I don’t know what to say, but I just want you to know that you’re not alone. And that there is someone who you don’t even know, who’s wishing the best for you both.”

(Turns out that the cashier had given us her employee discount. Even though it was such a small gesture, the meaning behind it was incredible. Thank you, random cashier, for going out of your way to help two strangers who needed kindness.)

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