Beth Brewer, Claypool, experienced something Monday afternoon she will never forget. She shared her experience with InkFreeNews on our Facebook page and it is worth sharing with others.
“I want to share this truly amazing ‘pay it forward’ I saw at Walmart in Warsaw today. This gentleman in his early to late 70s was in line, I was behind him.”
Brewer noted a lady came up and asked the gentleman if she could go ahead of him as she only had one item. While the gentleman said it was fine, Brewer states he looked a little bewildered.
A conversation began between Brewer and this man. She complimented him on being generous letting the woman go in front of him. During their conversation Brewer noticed the man was wearing a Navy hat with numerous pins. The conversation switched to the pins.
Brewer told him that she used to work at the American Legion in Warsaw and learned he was a life member at that post. While she was shaking his hand and thanking him for his service, she saw what was happening at the cashier.
“I noticed the lady that butted-in tell the cashier to use the $100 bill she had just given her to pay for his stuff and if there was any money left over to give it to him. I was shocked.”
Brewer watched as the man went to pay for the $8 and change worth of merchandise he had purchased. “The cashier was crying so hard she couldn’t tell him what happened,” wrote Brewer. She, herself was also crying, but tried to maintain her composure told him what had happened. “You could see the tears streaming down his eyes. I said ‘God sure blessed you didn’t he.'”
Brewer states she cried all the way home, telling God that was the best thing she had ever witnessed.
This was a true pay it forward and a true act of Christmas.