Nice Gestures From A Stranger
By A Friend • May 9, 2019
This was several years ago, but I remember this kindness very clearly.
I was at a Jiffy Lube one morning getting an oil change for my car, and an older man with a heavy Southern drawl came in. They were busy, so after ten minutes or so, he starts up small talk with me. I find out he's from Texas (I was in MO at the time), traveling with a construction crew. I jokingly say "You must make good money to drive that beautiful truck. Tell me how to get in to the field!"
He says yes, but it wasn't easy to get there. I tell him I'm in my second year of teaching and haven't gotten there yet (I made $17k/yr), so if he needs some part-time help, I could use the work.
He genuinely looked heartbroken, saying "You're teaching the next generation and you need another job?"
We keep talking, the mechanic pulls him away to get approval on some repairs.
A few moments later, the mechanics come get me and never asked for any approvals or pay on my vehicle. I see the receipt, and my car had received a premium oil change, balance and rotation on my tires, a new filter, and a new battery. The services were not cheap.
The older man smiles at me, gives me a hug, and says "My daughter is your age. You're doing a good service and deserve a better wage. I just wanted to give you a little pick-me-up."
Big Sister Shaves Head To Support Sister With Cancer Who Thinks She's Ugly
Today We Couldn't Find Out Cat So We Looked Out The Window And...
A Baby Squirrel Followed A Pit Bull Home And Now They're Best Friends
I Imagine If Dr. Seuss Were Alive Today, He'd Write Something Like This
Mom Shares Son's Hilarious Journal Entry About Her Homeschooling Skills
A Quarantined Man Sent His Dog To Get Cheetos. The Pup Delivered
Grandfather, 81, And Granddaughter, 6, Have Dance Off Every Morning
Bear With OCD Stops To Pick Up Traffic Cone
Reporter Loses It After Humping Dogs Enter The Scene During Breaking News Report
Singer Absolutely Crushes Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' For A Tiny Crowd
Adorable Play Session Between An Otter And A Dog