I’ve been following the Kindness Blog for a while now, but this story really struck a chord, perhaps because I will be old, and maybe a little eccentric one day too.
Mostly though, I wanted to draw this blog to your attention because it’s not often that someone consistently seeks out the best in us, and in doing so inspires us to do even better.
A random act of kindness (and a little patience) goes a long way on the Internet.
Ishmael Gilbert, a Target employee in Glendale, Indiana, inspired many people with his kindness when a customer took a picture of him patiently helping an elderly woman pay for her groceries with coins.
Sarah Owen Bilger wrote on Facebook;
“[I] was frustrated with this woman and the inconvenience she had placed on me…I watched him help her count her change, ever so tenderly taking it from her shaking hands. I listened to him repeatedly saying “yes, mam” to her…Never once did this employee huff, gruff or roll his eyes. He was nothing but patient and kind,”
Bilger was also with her daughter and she was especially happy that her child was able to witness the interaction.
“I realized I hadn’t been inconvenienced at all.That my daughter was instead witnessing kindness and patience and…
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