We saw this beautiful story posted on the Target Facebook page as a real life event that a Target cashier experienced on her shift. With this time of year and giving needs increased across our nation, we thought that this story would put us all in the mood!
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With that and in the season and spirit of giving, check out this sweet testimony from a Target Cashier:
Tonight, an amazing thing took place. Amazing, supernatural almost! A guest got to the register and didn’t have the money to pay, his debit card declined him. He went off to make phone calls and see if he could get the money. Another guest overhearing his situation, and seeing him, his wife, and 5 yr old child,(obviously struggling in life) said to me when I was about half way through ringing her… up,,”I want to pay their bill” I said “it’s a lot, it’s 161.85″ to that she said.”I have needed help before, and I want to help them” So I went ahead and brought up their transaction, and she proceeded to pay for it. I finished up with her, and her and her hubby walked away quietly.
When the gentleman came back to tell me he was trying to still get a hold of someone, I explained that his bill was paid in full. He was confused, I went on to tell him that there are good people in this old world, and even though someone doesn’t know him, they still love him and care about him. His wife was crying, and he was speechless. Well then the next guest in line was very interested in this conversation as well, she was just smiling. Suddenly the guy that just got his bill paid, said” I didn’t have enough for my bill, but I have a 20.00 to pay for hers, here, take it. So a lot of fussing going on, I took it and it covered her bill.
Then the money she was gonna use, she handed to me and said “use this for the next person. Two teenage girls came up to buy a purse, I explained it was paid for, and they were shocked. Of course I had to give them some history on how this had come about. Then these 2 teenagers, rather than just spending the money the had saved, said “here, take this, use it for the next person, I wanna keep this going. The next person was buying a birthday gift, and when I explained that some money had already been [paid on it, they were astounded. This guy goes on to tell me he’s a cop for the the Beaverton Police Dept, and he sees so much wickedness, and thanked me for telling him the whole story. He said to “this is the most amazing story I have heard!” Thank you for sharing that with us” As he and his wife walked out of the store, I heard him say to her again “isn’t that the most amazing story you have ever heard?”
I am so touched, and feel so blessed to have witnessed so much kindness and generosity. I think I was more blessed tonight than any of them,…cuz I Needed to see some real pure good, just pure good. Thank you Lord for blessing me with this experience!
Happy Season of Giving and Loving Others
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