Human Kindness - Tears at the Supermarket

Human Kindness #17: Tears at the Supermarket

Welcome back to Human Kindness! If you haven’t already, please check out Human Kindness: Introduction for the background to this blog series! These stories are NOT all my own, they have been submitted to me for the purpose of this series and are a collection from some of the kindest people I know or who have contacted me to share their story.

I am ALWAYS on the lookout for kindness stories, so please do get in touch if you have one, there is a chance for you to submit yours at the end of this post (and I will always keep them anonymous). As always, if you’d like to receive these stories directly to your inbox every Monday morning, sign up to the mailing list at the end of this post.

This week’s story is THE ESSENCE of what this series is all about. I can’t lie, I actually cried when I received this one!!!! Just so so so beautiful, an absolute pleasure to hear about!

“I nipped to Morrisons for a few bits at lunch and decided to buy myself some flowers. Whilst in the queue to pay, a man behind me asked me “you’re not buying your own roses are you?!” I replied jokingly, “I am! It’s just not good enough is it?!” he smiled and agreed.

He carried on loading his shopping and I went on to pay. A couple of moments later, he tapped me and tried to hand me £5, telling me “a beautiful lady like you should never buy her own flowers”.

I was so shocked and thanked him profusely but told him I couldn’t accept his money. He firmly refused and pleaded with me to take it, and said that he really wanted to buy them for me.

This obviously then sent me to tears, so there I was just crying at the Morrisons till!!! He just smiled kindly and nodded at me as I stood there fumbling around trying to pack my shopping.

He was such a kind, genuine man, and honestly, I’ve never felt so grateful for such a lovely act of kindness. This really reminded me that good, genuine people do exist, I feel like sometimes the universe knows you need a reminder.

So thank you for my beautiful roses random man at Morrisons, I hope you know how much they mean to me”.

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