What would you do if you were out shopping but your card kept declining when you tried to pay? Most of us would probably leave the store empty-handed and in embarrassment. But for one man, he went out and came back with a police officer, startling the shop employees.
Alicia Danielle, who was working at a pawnshop, had a customer who wanted to buy a pair of shoes, but his card kept getting declined. Danielle could see that the man needed the shoes badly, as the ones he had on his feet were “literally falling off.” Though the card declined, the man refused to give up and returned to the shop 15 minutes later.
The man returned with a police officer, and Danielle recalled her reaction, as well as that of her co-worker. “We’re like ‘Is there a problem officer?’” she wrote.
“The cop is like ‘No there’s no problem but if you still have the shoes I’d like to go ahead and buy them,’” the officer said.
Danielle’s co-worker and the officer decided to help buy the shoes for the man by splitting the cost. She emphasized that her co-worker and the officer’s actions were “a genuine act of kindness,” because there was no customer in the shop at that time and “it wasn’t to ‘pretend’ to care.”
Appreciating the officer’s kind act, she knew she had to share this story with the world.
She wrote, “I’m just sharing this because there is constant hate, mistrust, and division in the world we live in today…”
“We still have so far to go, but I promise you small acts of kindness like this are what’s going to rebuild trust and faith in our communities.”
The touching account attracted lots of attention, with many Facebook users praising the police officer for his act of kindness.
Danielle said that although she didn’t get the cop’s name, “…this didn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated by me or the customer.”
Kindness does help the world go round!