Julia Stultz and her husband were recently shopping at their local Walmart in Charlotte, North Carolina when she found something unexpected. She was just shopping for clothes for her son—but instead, she walked away with so much more.
In one aisle, she saw an envelope lying on the floor. There was some writing on it, and Stultz picked it up to check it out.
She looked at the back, trying to see who the card was addressed to. Instead, she saw three simple words:
“With Love, Amen.”
Confused, she flipped the card over….
And realized the card was for her.
“If this card has found you, open it. It’s yours.”
Stultz opened the envelope, and inside there was a greeting card that said “I’m praying for you today.”
She opened the card—and was stunned by what she found.
$100 in cash!
There was no name or address, no way for Stultz to return the money or even thank the stranger. Instead, there was only a note that explained it was a random act of kindness … one they hope Stultz will pass on.
“May this gift bring you a little peace today. One day, please pay it forward.”
While she’ll never know who left that card, Stultz said she’s extremely grateful for the act of kindness.
When other customers at the store found out, they were touched as well.
One shopper named Akili Omari said he had never seen anything like it.
“I’ve always wondered if there was stuff like that in the world,” he told WJZY. “Everybody’s divided right now, so to hear something like that, it’s inspiring and uplifting.
Another customer named Lamar McLaughlin agreed. “I think people should be more kind to each other,” he said. “It’s not hard to do, but it’s uncommon nowadays.”
But the card’s “pay it forward” spirit seems to be paying off. Omari wasn’t even the note’s recipient—but hearing the story still makes him want to go out and do his own act of kindness.
“I’ve always said if I have the chance to pay it forward, I would absolutely do it,” Omari told WJZY.