|found via Pinterest..by Chelsea Victoria|
I was meeting my sister in law and my niece for lunch with my 2 misses at Maccas. It was a casual school holiday catch up thing. As my sister in law walked in the door, my 2 girls were so excited to see their Aunty and cousin - there were kisses and hugs and general carry on. There was excitement about the chipmunks that were going to be in the happy meals and general merriment!
A lovely old guy walked in at the same time and was asking my sister I law, “are these all your kids?” She said, “This one’s mine and these are her cousins”. He said, “So you’re all getting together?” and he seemed genuinely chuffed and amazed at the thought.
We were waiting in the queue and I didn’t realise he was in front of me. He paid for his meal and then turned to me and gave me $20. He said, “Use this for all your lunch; for the kids”.
I was really taken aback and said “thank you so much but I really can’t accept it.” I tried to give it back so many times and he kept insisting. I felt terrible but I also didn’t want to offend him. He just seemed so chuffed that we were all getting together.
Maybe his grand kids are away? Maybe he has heaps of money and not much to spend it on? Maybe he’s just a gorgeous kind old man? He was beautifully dressed and had kind eyes. I wish I’d asked him to join us but I was too stunned to think and there was a whole queue of people staring at us. I didn’t even ask his name. I wish I had.
What a random thing to do. I am grateful for his random and very thoughtful generosity. I wish I could thank him again and ask him for his story. I am grateful I bumped into him today, not for the money but for the fact that I haven’t stopped thinking about his kind, happy face all day.
Linking up this week with Maxabella Loves, 52 weeks of Grateful