When strangers treat you like family..

My daughter called me yesterday on her way home from work.  “You’ll never believe what just happened to me!” she said with an air of incredulity in her voice.  She had stopped at PUBLIX to buy some groceries and pick up a cake for an event at the office today. Mid-check-out, she realized she had left her wallet at home in her gym bag.


Mortified, she quickly told the cashier.

“Don’t worry about it,” the lady said. “I’ll pay for this and you can just go to customer service next time you’re in here and give the money to them.   They’ll pass it on to me.”

“I can’t do that” my daughter said in disbelief “it’s over $60!”

Again the cashier assured my daughter that it was no problem and that she was happy to help her out.

Stunned, my daughter hurried home, stuffed the cake into the fridge and sped back to the store to immediately pay back the sweet woman who so willingly came to her aid. She stopped off at the manager’s office on the way out to tell him about her extraordinary experience.


“There really are good people in the world,” I thought as I listened.

Sometimes we..

sometimes I..

forget that.




6 Comments Add yours

  1. Leen says:

    This post made me so happy. Amazing.

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    1. Cindy says:

      Thank-you! My daughter was blown away by the act..I mean if it had been one loaf of bread that still would have been great, but for the lady to so willingly take on that large amount of “debt” without any guarantee of repayment is unbelievable. I have told this story to so many people.. this woman would be amazed if she knew how many people she’s touched.


  2. That’s really cool. I’ve fronted a few bucks here and there but $60 would be tough. (But I’d like to think if the spirit moved me, I’d do it.)

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    1. Cindy says:

      Same here.. I told my daughter she must look like a pretty trustworthy soul. It was truly above and beyond the call of duty for the cashier. There really are good, good, super decent people in the world.. THANK GOD- because there are obviously some wild, evil kooks too who actually will sit in a basement and fill a pressure cooker with nails so they can hurt/kill people…geez.

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      1. We just need to shout the good from the rooftops more often.

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  3. kimwilbanks says:

    Thanks for sharing this positive experience. I am from a “Publix Family”. My beloved grandfather was one of the earliest employees Mr. George Jenkins hired back in the 1930’s. My dad is a retired Publix baker and I worked in a bakery during high school and college. (Publix bakery cakes are the best)! So happy your daughter had such a good experience and very impressed with her quick response.


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