A 10-year-old girl has been credited for making an elderly lady almost cry tears of happiness at a pizza store for her considerate act.
The elderly lady had spotted a teenager win a stuffed toy from a vending machine, and offered to buy it from him.
“NO,” was the abrupt response she got, per a January 2016 article published on Love What Matters. “It’s for my girl.”
Well, that was the end of that. Or was it?
Sara Tracey’s 10-year-old daughter had witnessed the awkward interaction take place, in which the elderly lady was turned down, and wanted to try her luck at winning a stuffed animal too … for the lady, not herself.
Lo and behold, in went a dollar, and out came a stuffed leopard. The girl had won, and happily presented the adorable prize to the lady.
“When she gave the little stuffed leopard to the lady, she almost cried,” Tracey wrote.
It turns out that the lady was actually thinking of cheering up her sister, which is why she thought a stuffed animal would make for a smile-generating little surprise.
“The sweet lady tried to give my daughter a dollar as a reward and she said, ‘No, thank you. I just want a picture with you because you’re so beautiful.’”
"My 10-year-old daughter witnessed an elderly lady at a pizza place ask a teen boy if she could buy the stuffed animal…
They found a couple of homeless people not far from the shop and talked for about 10 minutes, learning their stories. Before parting ways, Tracey and her children left the homeless two with a pizza to share, and $20.
Tracey’s children may not have realized it, but their considerate acts, which her mother shared with the world, has warmed many a heart online.
“I absolutely love reading these stories everyday,” wrote one Facebook user. “Every single story inspires me to go out and help a stranger in some simple way.”
“Bless this young girl and her mom for blessing strangers,” wrote another. “Good karma will return to them. I hope the young mans girl likes the stuffed animal he got for her.”
Much praise was also showered on Tracey for raising her children to be sympathetic and considerate of others.