Kindness Tastes Soda-mn Good

, , , | Hopeless | July 22, 2018

(I’m having an awful day and am on the verge of breaking. My dad decides to send me down to the store to get slushies; however, as the machine isn’t working, I decide to buy a soda and ice, instead.)

Cashier: “That’ll be [slightly too expensive price], dear.”

Me: *crestfallen* “Oh… I don’t have enough for it. Could you put the soda back, please?”

Cashier: “Of course.”

(This is the straw that breaks the camel’s back. As I’m walking home, I suddenly realize that I could just buy a smaller version of the soda. I rush back, mentally berating myself, and begin booking it to the drink aisle as soon as I get inside.)

Cashier: “Hello? You over there, come here!”

(Confused, I approach the counter. The cashier hands the soda over to me.)

Cashier: “This man noticed that you looked down over not being able to buy your drink, so he paid for it for you. It’s yours.”

Me: *tearing up* “Oh, my God… Really?”

Man: “Yup! I hoped it’d make you feel a little bit better.”

Me: “Thank you so much, sir! Have a great day!”

(The man and I hugged and parted ways. Whoever that kind stranger was, I don’t think he realized just how wonderful that made me feel! For the rest of the day, I felt much better.)

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