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An act of kindness brings tears

Today I went to CardSmart on my lunch hour to mail a very large package (22 pounds) to my brother-in-law who has just been deployed to Afghanistan (third deployment in this war).

The young lady, Sara, finished weighing the package and told me the cost would be just under $45.

I pulled out my debit card and gave it to her. At that time, the gentleman behind me said, “Excuse me, did I hear you say that package is going to Afghanistan?”

I said, “Yes, it is for my brother-in-law.”

He then told Sara that HE wanted to pay for the postage to mail that package.

I asked if he was sure and he said, “Absolutely, it is the least I can do.”

I hugged this man and started to cry, as did Sara and anyone who saw what this man had just done. I could barely speak because of emotions and I knew that if I spoke anymore I would be a blubbering fool.

I left the store without ever getting this gentleman’s name. I pray he reads this and realizes how much he touched my heart with this act of kindness.

I have emailed my brother-in-law in Afghanistan to let him know what happened and that people really are thinking about them and appreciating all they do. I pray goodness comes to this man ten-fold.

Brenda FitzPatrick
Peachtree City, Ga.

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Comments

So blessed by your story.
How kind of him, and yes, sometimes that is the least we can do. These men and women put their lives on hold to travel miles from their loved ones not knowing what the next day will bring.
Great to read positive things here today.
To all serving here and abroad, a sincere, THANK YOU !

Thank you for sharing this! I'm sure this blessing will be multiplied.

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