A shopper at Wal-Mart walked out of the store with a warm heart after witnessing a touching act of kindness by a cashier towards an elderly customer.
Spring Herbison Bowlin was visiting a Walmart in Clarksdale, Mississippi, to buy her lunch when she noticed an elderly man in front of her in the checkout line was having trouble paying.
“This gentleman’s items were scanned and he was given the total,” she recounted on Facebook. “He looks apologetically back at me and starts taking handfuls of change out of his pockets. He miscounts and starts to get flustered. Gives me a muttered, ‘I’m so sorry.’ His hands and voice are shaking.”
The “beautiful cashier,” she wrote, “takes his hands and dumps all the change on the counter and says, ‘This is not a problem, honey. We will do this together.’ He continues to apologize to both of us as we reassure him it’s ok. They get his transaction handled and he shuffles away.”
After the transaction, Spring had to say something and thanked the cashier. “I looked at this wonderful woman and said, ‘Thank-you for being so patient with him.’ She shakes her head and replies, ‘You shouldn’t have to thank me, baby. What’s wrong with our world is we’ve forgotten how to love one another.'”
Spring concluded in her post, “I want to be more like her.”
Many of us can point to a time when we’ve gotten impatient waiting for a person in front of us to pay for their purchases. If they have to count out change, that impatience may grow to annoyance. But not Spring Herbison Bowlin and this cashier. Their actions are a strong reminder to be more patient with one another and treat each other with respect. Share if you agree!