To the editor:
I want to send a big thank you to the nice woman in line behind me at our Houghton Walmart Thursday evening. After ringing up my groceries I found myself in that awkward moment where I had more groceries than cash. I was frantically trying to figure out what I could put back to reduce my bill when she asked if she could help. I said no thank you; I just needed to put some stuff back. She said, "I understand that. What I asked was, can I help?" After a long hesitation on my part caused by shock and amazement, I sheepishly said, "Yes..."
This angel paid nearly half of my groceries so that I wouldn't need to put anything back. She told me, as she swiped her card, that a similar thing happened to her not long ago and someone had helped her the same way she was doing now. It was just her way of paying it forward.
Sadly, I never got her name or any type of contact information to try to repay her. I couldn't get out of there quickly enough. I simply thanked her and scurried out the door. For you see, by the time I got to my car I had huge tears running down my face and I didn't want her to see me that emotional. Never before had I experienced that kind of selfless generosity. Thank you.
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