Today, many older people are put aside, with no one to help them. They live alone, in poverty, and are just waiting for death. However, we can all make a difference in the lives of these incredible people that are full of stories, and this employee is an example of this. An old man was embarrassed for taking to long on the grocery store, and she had an absolutely wonderful attitude.
In early November, the situation was captured by cameras from a Mississippi grocery store in the United States. During the stressful lunch hour, an elderly man was taking his products to the cashier. When he was about to pay, he took a handful of coins from his pockets and took him very long to count the money.
The old man was embarrassed by his slowness, and tried to apologize to everyone around him. But no one was prepared for the cashier’s reaction. Spring Herbison Bowlin was one of the people who stood in line that day, waiting for her turn. The woman told the story on Facebook and it has been shared thousands of times.
“This beautiful cashier takes his hands and dumps all the change on the counter and says, ‘This is not a problem, honey. We will do this together.’ He continues to apologize to both of us as we reassure him it’s ok. They get his transaction handled and he shuffles away.
I looked at this wonderful woman and said, ‘Thank-you for being so patient with him.’ She shakes her head and replies, ‘You shouldn’t have to thank me, baby. What’s wrong with our world is we’ve forgotten how to love one another.’ I want to be more like her”, says Spring.
This cashier is undoubtedly an example to follow. The world would be a much better place if we all showed a little more respect and empathy for others, just as the fantastic woman did. Share if you agree!