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The Lady Behind Me in the Drive-Thru Yelled at Me. Instead of Karate-Chopping Her Kneecap, I Did This.
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POSTED 10:41 AM, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE
COWETA, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman was left crying “in the middle of Target” after a stranger pulled $20 out of his wallet to help purchase a toy for her son.
Alyssa Hacker was waiting on “Grammi” inside Target when her young son grabbed three dinosaur toys.
“We were trying to pick out which one he wanted when Owen abruptly yelled ‘Hi’ at this older man walking past us,” Hacker wrote in a Facebook post. “He turned around and said, ‘hey sweet boy.’”
As Owen continued to play with the toys, the man got $20 out of his wallet, put it in the little boy’s shirt pocket and said, “I just lost my 2-year-old grandson last week. You take this money and buy this boy all three dinosaurs.”
He then rubbed Owen’s back, wiped away his tears and walked off.
“You will remember this plate of toothpaste for the rest of your life. Your words have the power of life or death. As you go into middle school, you are about to see just how much weight your words carry. You are going to have the opportunity to use your words to hurt, demean, slander and wound others. You are also going to have the opportunity to use your words to heal, encourage, inspire and love others. You will occasionally make the wrong choice; I can think of three times this week I have used my own words carelessly and caused harm. Just like this toothpaste, once the words leave your mouth, you can’t take them back. Use your words carefully, Breonna. When others are misusing their words, guard your words. Make the choice every morning that life-giving words will come out of your mouth. Decide tonight that you are going to be a life-giver in middle school. Be known for your gentleness and compassion. Use your life to give life to a world that so desperately needs it. You will never, ever regret choosing kindness.”