The Grocery Store Samaritan

With this last dinner, I guess Christmas has come to a close. However, I would like to relate a story about a family member to illustrate that the Christmas spirit is not dead.

My aunt was out shopping for some groceries. She had purchased about 25 dollars worth of stuff and was unable to pay because she had forgotten her money.  She went to the bank machine to get some cash but encountered some difficulty with the machine and was unable to get any money.  Having had some trouble with her bank card and keys of late (losing them) she was at quite a loss and started to cry.

Now, I do not know all the details. I do know that she found the situation a bit overwhelming and had to seek help getting her money from the bank machine.  She did manage to get some and went back to the cashier to pay for her groceries.  When she got there, the cashier informed her that a gentleman had paid for her groceries.

Like all good Samaritan stories, this person was nowhere to be found.

As I said, I do not know all the details, but I would like to thank this person. Your gesture was admirable and has renewed my and many of my family members’ faith in Christmas.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to The Grocery Store Samaritan

  1. Such kindnesses are truly from the heart. I hope your aunt does not dwell on the incident too much other than that. (As for the losing things that may have to be followed up on depending on her age)

  2. Sarah says:

    How heartwarming! Good to know there are still such kind of people out there. Hopefully this person’s action has set a very positive chain of doing good in motion. I’d like to be one myself after reading your blog.

  3. leggypeggy says:

    A perfect Christmas story.

  4. FoodChezNous says:

    Thanks for recounting the story. Random acts of kindness are the best.

  5. Hunida says:

    Aw your poor aunt!! So happy to hear about such a generous man coming to her rescue. ♡

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