Monday, June 2, 2008

Kindness.

Once, when I only had two kids, I was standing in line at the grocery store. The older gentleman in front of me struck up a conversation. He was very sweet, and funny. He asked me about my baby, that was making a fuss in the cart, and talked to him like a Grandfather would. As he turned to leave he asked,
"Have I given you one of my wife's blankets before?"
Puzzled I replied, "No!"
He quickly left the store, and returned before I had finished checking out. He handed me an adorable baby boy quilt, told me to snuggle my baby in it, and then he left.

I found out later that this man's wife is constantly making these blankets as a service. He keeps them in the trunk of his car so that he can give them to every baby he sees.

I was touched by this kindness, enough that I still think about it 10 years later.

12 comments:

Anna Maria Junus said...

That's a sweet story.

I found your blog through another blog. We never know how long acts of kindness will last.

Jen Sue Wild said...

That is the sweetest story I have heard in a long time.
I could picture the whole thing happening.
Thanks foe brightening my day.

Adrienne said...

I just want to cry - that is so sweet. That reminds me of a man I met onetime in Walmart...with both my boys (at different times) ... I'll have to post about that! Thanks for the your wonderful memory and for reminding me of one of a special moment.

lera said...

that is a sweet little story.

wondermommy said...

That is a beautiful story. What a wonderful thing for someone to do! I needed this story today, thank you for sharing!

Ringmaster said...

Guess what!! Same thing happened to me. Exactly. I will always remember that

Cocoa said...

Random acts of kindness are such wonderful ways to spread cheer. What a sweet man he was!

Tonya said...

How sweet! What a nice way to give back and make a new mother's day! I want to do that!

Hey, check out my blog, I gave you an award!

sharleen.2cupsofcoffee said...

That's so cute. What a great story.

Sabii Wabii said...

That was an act of kindness. Puts my little brain to work to come up with my own "act of kindeness" Maybe this should be a new bloggers challenge...good idea Lola...again!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wow thats amazing.

Jessica G. said...

Wow, how incredibly sweet! Hrmmm...Where do you shop and when is he there?? :)