It is very easy to get caught up in our fast and busy world but this story not only brings back hope in humanity – it also reminds us that we should always be aware of the people around us.
This story begins with Lisa Lemming Jackson, a lady who was just shopping as she suddenly noticed an elder person in need of help.
What happened next is a testament to the power and connection that humans share with one another, despite all the conflicts we witness all over the world.
Read on and you will understand why.
It all began one day in August while Lisa Lemming Jackson was shopping at the local supermarket.
She made eye contact with an old man with a painful look on his face, and Lisa felt like he needed help.
And her instinct was right – read what happened in Lisa’s own words:
“Just spent 2 hrs with a elderly man at Kroger. It started with me just smiling at him , making eye contact..
As I walked past him he looked like he needed something. I went back and asked him if I could help him. Tears welled up in his eyes and he said:
“I have colon cancer and I have had a really bad accident, if I get up out of this cart everyone will know … What should I do?”
The look of his dignity lost left me with a lump in my throat. From that moment on, Kroger staff quickly fetched us wipes, undergarments and discreetly took him to their employer bathroom area where he was given clothes.
He cried and apologized.
He said he had to hurry his wife was at home alone. When we walked to the register we found his groceries all bagged and somehow paid for.
He cried harder.”
“He said he fought in Vietnam and Korea and loved his country, but to this day he said he felt the country had forgotten about it.
We both cried and I shared him with my difficulties and concerns … He gave me life advice and encouraged me that maybe after all, humanity still cares about each other.
And this day proved it.
Thank you Elmer, thank you to the supermarket staff, and thank God for the lesson and reminder I received today.”
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The good deed of this woman showed us that sometimes it’s the little things in life that make the biggest difference.