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Jun. 7th, 2010 07:09 pm
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Just got back from Target. At the front of the line was a boy about 10. The next in line was a guy about 40 and then me. Boy puts up a skateboard and it rings up at 14.99. He looks crushed. He says very politely, "It thought it was $10, I mowed lawn all weekend to save for it." Woman behind the counter says, "sorry it isn't on sale anymore" grabs it and tucks it under and tells him he'll have to come back with more money. He thanks her politely but looks ready to cry as he walks out. Guy in front of me yells for the kid to come here. He tells the kid he'll pay the rest if the kid want the skateboard. Checkout lady tried to talk him out of it. His response. "I can afford it and I'm using a gift card I got for my birthday. I'm buying toilet bowl cleaner and underwear. Don't you think bringing joy into someone life is a better use for a birthday gift?"

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Date: 2010-06-08 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yuri-shoujo.livejournal.com
Baaaww!!! That gives me warm fuzzies. Sometimes people are really awesome.

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Date: 2010-06-08 12:21 am (UTC)

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Date: 2010-06-08 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] effloresense.livejournal.com
And sometimes, people don't suck. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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Date: 2010-06-08 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jemala-malvada.livejournal.com
Definite warm fuzzies. :)

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Date: 2010-06-08 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chargirlgenius.livejournal.com
That's awesome. I just read it to Jeff and got all misty.

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Date: 2010-06-08 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krkhst.livejournal.com
You know some days I'd really like to hate all humans. And then one person can remind me what we can really be if we try. Thanks for sharing this story, although typing through the tears is a might tricky.

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Date: 2010-06-08 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ursulagoddess.livejournal.com
Its good to know that there are still some good people out there, thank you for sharing this!
:-)

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Date: 2010-06-08 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spot1111.livejournal.com
This is a great story. Thank you for sharing!

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Date: 2010-06-08 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eithni.livejournal.com
Sweet! thanks for sharing!

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Date: 2010-06-08 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jillwheezul.livejournal.com
That totally rawks! Thanks for sharing the story :)

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Date: 2010-06-08 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwyneth1362.livejournal.com
That is awesome - and as others have said, a good reminder that mankind as a whole does not suck.

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Date: 2010-06-09 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grnjenny.livejournal.com
Aaawwww. (wipes a bit of moisture from corner of eye)