Woman Experiences Act Of Kindness On The Worst Day Of Her Life

February 26, 2019

A mother in Garner, North Carolina, says on the worst day of her life, she experienced the best act of kindness.

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Credit: ABC 11 News

On Monday, Emoni Hardy was notified that her son had been shot and was in the hospital.

"I'm just like hysterical, don't know what to do, didn't know what to grab, and I just ran out the door," Emoni told ABC11.

Her 19-year-old son had gone to Raleigh after work to visit his big sister when he encountered an argument and the next thing he knew he had been shot in the shoulder.

"Finally they let me back and he was laying the bed with the thing on his neck but he was talking, he was moving, so I was kind of at ease a little but still was scared. Didn't know if he was going to be paralyzed or anything but thank God he's fine," she said.


After he son was released from the hospital, Emoni stopped at an ATM to get $60 in cash to pay for her son's prescriptions.

While she waited inside her local Walgreens for the prescriptions to be filled, she broke down in tears.

The staff tried to console her.

"They heard me crying, sitting there crying, and then they knew that my son had got shot," she said.

A few minutes later the prescriptions were ready.

When she walked up to the counter to pay, her cash was gone.


"I don't know if I dropped it in the process of leaving out of here, going to the Walgreens. I don't know what happened," Hardy said, adding that she started crying again.

She called her brother to come to pay the bill but before he arrived the manager approached her.

"She said, 'It doesn't matter. Go take care of your son.' You know she was like, 'We have kids. I have a son and I understand. I feel your pain'."

Emoni started crying all over again.

Now she and her family said they can't wait to pay it forward and do something good for someone else.

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