Angels In America
DOLLAR STORE i. ., USP. i , FANKLY Er KIDS
rm stocking a shelf I notice a customer with her daughter. They both
look like the/ been through a hard time)
Little Girl: "Mama, I' m hungry."
The mother looks near tears. ,
Mother: “I knew baby; I' m sorry. Mommy only has , so we have to find feed that
will stretch until next week when mommy gets paid."
Little Girl: "Okay."
I see a another customer with a baby In a cart walk up to the woman. ,
Another Customer: "Excuse me, I ceilin' t help but overhear we. I don' t mean to
put we on the spot, but I' d like to help we."
The other customer holds out a tell. The mother starts to cry, J
Mother: “fee don' t even knew me, and were trying to help me. My husband
walked out. I work a minimum wagerer, and it' s just been so hard. You' re the first
person who has shown me such kindness in a long time, and were a stranger to
Another Customer: “I' m sameone who thinks the world weild work a bit better if
people paid it forward a little more, I might not knew you, but I know you' been
dealt a bad hand. When' s the last time we ate? I' m sure we' re making sure your
daughter eats, but when' s the last time we did?"
Mother: “How did you-"
Another Customer "Because we' re a mother."
Mother: "I... thank we so much! This will really help. Are we sure?"
Another Customer: “I' m positive. we knew we can get some of the stuff here ‘E
for 1', so that can help."
Mother: "Thank wea-. thank we so much! I' ll find a way to pay we back."
Another Customer: “There' s no need to do that. I hope things get better fer you,
and when they do, we can pay it forward."
Mother: "Thank we so much."
Tm called to the front, so I dont see the rest of the exchange. The mother and
daughter come through my lane with a cart full of (bod)
Little Girl: "Mommy, was that lady an angel?"
Mother: "Yes baby, she was."
Their total comes to Just under the 25 dollars the mother had, I relate the story to my
manager. when the other customer comes up with her daughter, my manager has a
gift card liar waiting her her, That customer comes In every month or so, and we all
refer to her as the angel. ,