a little something extra

a little something extra

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Charity

So hubby and I were out the other day, scouring the thrift shops for cassette tapes for our eBay business.  

At the entrance of The Salvation Army I noticed a pile of neatly folded belongings, which I assumed was a donation that hadn't been taken into the store yet.  I was still browsing while Hubby was in line to pay, and I overheard the cashier telling a customer that he was going to have to choose between two shirts, he didn't have enough voucher money for both.  Then I heard hubby offer to pay for the second shirt--it was only 50 cents!

The man, who was probably homeless, thanked hubby with quiet dignity, and left the store.  Outside, he met a friend, gave him one of the two shirts, and picked up his tidy pile of stuff, which may have been all he had, and they walked off.

Giving is indeed the greatest gift.

5 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Awww!! What a really sweet story!! Yay for your hubby and the man who gave his shirt to his friend. It's so nice when little acts of kindness occur in the everyday! Take care
x

Kea said...

Oh, Trish, that's such a wonderful story of giving, on both the part of your husband and the homeless man.

TK and Squashies said...

Truly awesome story. We purrs fur the homeless extra hard this time of year, Mans and Kitties alike!

ABBY said...

AWESOME!
You are right it feels so much better to give.

Fin said...

Your hubby is a kind man and a cool cat.