Today a stranger, who was before me at the checkout line in Ikea, did the most generous thing ever. She paid not only for my item, but also for another stranger’s. She wanted to use up her $150 gift card. My item was only a measly $3 which I could of easily paid for. However, I was incredibly stunned at her kindness that I was a little lost for words, and could only manage a croaky, “N-no, it’s all right”. She still went ahead and paid for it. It was weird. I mean it’s not everyday you get strangers who offer genuine acts of kindness.
Before leaving the home-maker centre, I saw her again and I smiled a big smile. In return, she wished me a good day, and again, I was stunned. I can never understand how there are people with that much beauty in their being.