Today, I witnessed something so moving, I just had to share.
As I was at work, a vendor came in and commented on how festive the decorations in the office were. We made small talk until the packages were signed for. The driver had said the mini tree was great and that he’d like to find a similar one for his mother who is in a nursing home. My coworker asked the driver to wait a moment and disappeared. She came back a few minutes later, with a mini tree in a box, stating she bought it for her office, but was never going to use it and handed it to the driver. The driver refused at first saying he just couldn’t accept it.
She insisted and reluctantly, he accepted, and thanked her. The tear jerker for me was the look of amazement in his eyes. He just couldn’t believe it. It’s not like it was an act of heroism or anything, but it hit home for him and that was enough to make me swell with pride. My coworker wouldn’t ever admit this as anything more that just a normal day. She’s just one of those people. But witnessing this small act of kindness made me feel blessed as a person and helped remind me that in the midst of other issues throughout the country, that humanity is alive and well…and something truly beautiful to witness! I wish for everyone to be able to experience this and I hope you’re able to show kindness in return. True selfishness does not have a price, does not come in a certain color, flavor, taste, or size. It is a human action at its finest. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope that you find the joy the season brings!