I Paid For A Young Woman's Groceries

I was in line at Trader Joe's and the young woman in front of me had her card declined, shehanded theanother card, which was also declined and then a final card that was approved for just $5.47.

She asked the cashier to cancel the transaction. The cashier motions for manager. I smile and offer to pay the balance, which was $20 something dollars.

The woman was very thankful, the cashier was happy.

On my way out the manager handed me a of mixed flowers. He didn't say anything, just held the flowers out to me.

I saw he was overcomed with emotion. I suspected that if he opened his mouth he would start to cry. I accepted the flowers with thanks and walked out feeling that, for just a few moments, the world had become a better place.