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December 18, 2012


Reader thankful for random act of kindness

 I’d like to thank the lady who was standing in line in front of me at the WalMart in New Albany on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 for her kind-hearted random act of kindness! The lady in front of me had a toy without a tag so someone had to go back to the toy department to do a price check. They were gone forever and the cashier was even looking around wondering what was taking so long. The lady in front of me apologized and I told her not to worry because we’ve all been in her shoes before with something that doesn’t have a tag or rings up wrong. I heard her ask the cashier where something was, I couldn’t hear what she asked for but she stepped out of line for a minute while we waited on the price check for her toy. She walked back up to the cashier and asked to put $10 on a gift card. After about 5 minutes they came back with a tag for the toy and the lady left. As I was checking out I noticed a gift card sitting next to the register that looked just like the one

the lady had just purchased and I almost questioned if she had forgotten it, but I brushed it off thinking it was just a used one that they hadn’t thrown out yet. As the cashier told me my total, she kindly handed me the $10 gift card sitting next to her register that the lady in front of me had purchased.  She said the lady had asked her to give it to me for having to wait so long in the check-out because her toy didn’t have a tag. As my eyes welled up with tears the cashier said to me, there truly are still good people left in this world!  Thank you to this kind lady and to the cashier as well!

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