Veteran’s Card Gets Declined at Grocery Store and Cashier Immediately Picks Up the Tab

By Li Yen, Epoch Times
February 22, 2019 Updated: February 27, 2019

Jacob Wittman, a cashier at a Dollar General store in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, may not be a wealthy man, but he is rich in heart. His act of kindness, caught on camera, happened one fine day in mid-March 2017.

Waiting at the store’s checkout line that day, customer Tim McKellar saw an elderly man in front, donning a veteran hat, having some issues with his credit card.

The elderly veteran’s card kept declining; it seemed he had forgotten the PIN number. A lady offered to help him; however, it didn’t work.

Posted by Jacob Wittman on Friday, 2 February 2018

Wittman, who was handling the transaction, could have asked the veteran to pay by cash, but instead, he reached into his wallet and paid for the elderly man’s $20 purchases.

Confused over what happened, the veteran asked Wittman whether he had picked up the tab for his items.

Wittman replied, “Yes Sir, I did, and you don’t owe me a dime.”

Posted by Tim McKellar on Thursday, 16 March 2017

Watching the heartwarming interaction between the veteran and Wittman unfolding in front of him, McKellar was impressed.

The generous gesture by Wittman even prompted McKellar to snap a photo of him to share his kind deed on Facebook.

“I just witnessed one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen,” McKellar wrote. “Now this kid obviously makes minimum wage or real close to it and probably didn’t have the extra money to spare.

“I thanked him for what he had done, asked for his name and took his picture. Let’s give this Good Samaritan the acknowledgement that he deserves.”

Posted by Tim McKellar on Thursday, 16 March 2017

The post has received over 3,200 reactions, with many social media users lauding Wittman as an “awesome young man.”

“He is a true witness to God’s work through him! Thank you, Jacob for stepping up and helping!” one wrote.

Another chimed in, “This is what I call ‘A heart of Gold.’ May God bless this sweet young man! It goes to show we still have wonderful people in the world.”

“Awesome Jacob, you are a sweetheart, you will someday get rewarded back!!” commented another.

Wittman, writing he stands for “America, Jesus and freedom” on his Facebook, truly deserves all the praise.

Next time, when you see someone having trouble, step up and lend the person a hand. You’ll be blessed for your generosity because “what you sow, you reap!”