She demanded that I do something else with that money – Shreya Mehta

Random act of kindness

It was not long ago, I was at the checkout counter of our local grocery store. Actually, the situation was really embarrassing for me. My bill was about 525 Rs. and I only had a 500 Rs note in my pocket. I knew that. So, at the checkout counter, I began to remove items from the bags. As I was prioritizing things and trying to remove some necessary stuff (As I had only 500Rs note in my pocket and I had forgotten my wallet at home), I heard a soft voice from the shopper in the line behind me. “Hello. Here’s the rest of the amount.”He handed me a 50 Rs note. “Please don’t put yourself out,” I told him. Hearing this he told, “Let me tell you part of the story. My mother is in the hospital with cancer. I visit her every day and bring her flowers. I went this morning, and she got mad at me for spending my money on more flowers. She demanded that I do something else with that money. So, here, please accept this. It is my mother’s flowers. Please take it as a gift from my mom.”
I accepted it for the time, and asked if there’s any way I can pay him his generosity? “Yes. There is a way.” he handed me a kindness card and said, “Keep this with you and don’t hesitate to help someone when you think he/she is in need.”

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