Saturday my wife visited the Sugar House liquor store to restock our wine rack. Upon checkout, she tripped while loading a box of wine onto the cart’s lower shelf. She went down hard and was knocked out.
Awaking a moment later, she found a split elbow and knee, a broken bottle of red wine spreading across the floor, all eyes on her, and calls being made to 911. This was all terribly embarrassing for her. She insisted she was fine and ready to leave, but the fine staff asked her to relax and wait to be checked by EMTs, who arrived, assessed her, applied a couple of bandages and proclaimed her otherwise fine.
Staffers re-boxed the wine and helped her on her way. At home, she pulled out her receipt and realized that someone had contributed $100 cash toward the haul. We marveled at the kindness of a stranger (or staffer). In unison we said "Pay it forward!"
Beware stranger, there are two more of us awaiting our opportunities to commit a random act of kindness or help make your tough situation a little better. Thank you to the kind staff and patrons at the Sugar House liquor store.
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