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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:29 PM

Florida woman:

Crying at Winn Dixie. The woman in jeans stepped up and paid for the groceries of the young man in front of her whose card was declined. He was on the phone frantically trying to figure out how to get $$ to pay. “We all have times like this,” she said. People can be amazing

Also, for the record since this is important apparently, the Claws + milk + flowers are mine; the flour and spices are hers; the young man’s groceries were already bagged and he had almost $75 worth of items, including baby food.





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Reply Florida woman: (Original post)
demmiblue Mar 29 OP
leftieNanner Mar 29 #1
jimfields33 Mar 29 #2
gibraltar72 Mar 29 #3
ProfessorGAC Mar 29 #4
sop Mar 29 #5
DENVERPOPS Mar 29 #12
Wellstone ruled Mar 29 #6
2naSalit Mar 29 #7
spike jones Mar 29 #8
Skittles Mar 29 #23
rickford66 Mar 29 #9
DENVERPOPS Mar 29 #13
Traildogbob Mar 29 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 29 #11
DENVERPOPS Mar 29 #15
paleotn Mar 29 #14
IronLionZion Mar 29 #16
a la izquierda Mar 29 #17
niyad Mar 29 #18
Peregrine Took Mar 29 #19
qwlauren35 Mar 29 #20
greytdemocrat Mar 29 #21
onethatcares Mar 29 #22

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:34 PM

1. Lovely

I had this opportunity at Costco once. Young man in front of me buying just $20 worth of something (don't remember the items) and his card was rejected. I just added it to my bill. We all need to take care of each other these days.

One of my favorites was a boy buying an ice cream at the store, digging into his pockets for the money. I added the treat to my bill and he was ecstatic! You would have thought I bought him a car!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:39 PM

2. I've done that before. Great feeling. Not that much though.

I think 32 dollars one time and 19 dollars another.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:41 PM

3. Little things make huge differences.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:42 PM

4. Much Smaller Scale

At store getting snack stuff & juice.
Woman & about 6 year old boy behind me & he grabbed a bag of Skittles. She said no, because she couldn't afford with work closed.
He had already put it on the belt, and I just slid it to my juice bottles. Then, once it was scanned, I grabbed it & gave it to him.
I just said "Be a good boy for mom.". His mom seemed happy. So did he.
I know. It was just a buck.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:54 PM

5. People are good. Conservative leaders are evil.

I was in line at Publix a few months back when a young woman with two kids was caught short of $ while checking out; her food stamp card wouldn't allow her to buy several necessary items. Several people in line immediately offered to make up the difference, and we all chipped in a few bucks. Despite all the divisive bullshit we're constantly being subjected to, the vast majority of Americans are kind, generous people.

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Response to sop (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:36 PM

12. Agreed SOP

Never before, in the entire history of the U.S., has there ever been a more despicable and totally corrupt Republican Party.......

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 01:12 PM

6. Proud to say,done this on several

occasions. For those whom ever worked Retail,especially Groceries,your sixth sense kicks in within a millisecond. Where we regularly Shop,the Cashiers and Front end Managers are super great at handling these types of situations.

And yes,you can pick out the real persons from the scammers.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 01:19 PM

7. I have done that numerous times for a variety of amounts.

One time not too long ago I was a cashier at a store where people who worked in a large wilderness shopped as it was the only one they could make it to via snowmobile and they only came to town once or twice a month. One day a young guy came in and gathered up his groceries for two weeks and then realized he left his wallet behind. It was a three hour snowmobile trip. I bought his groceries and asked him to just pay me after he was paid and could make it into town since I was poor too. He came back on payday and paid me back, it was over $100. It was glad I did it even if he didn't come back.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:01 PM

8. I have done this several times. Usually under twenty to makeup a short fall.

Once a woman several spaces ahead left without her food and I asked the clerk who said her card was rejected. When I went outside, I saw her getting in her car and went up and gave her forty dollars. It is always sad to see that happen.
Another time a guy was short of cash buying basic food items, and I was next in line buying a big box of wine. How could you not?

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Response to spike jones (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:24 PM

23. same

a very young boy once said to me THANK YOU FOR HELPING MY MOM - I told him, everyone needs help sometimes......I still tear up thinking about it

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:01 PM

9. I did this a few years ago

A couple had a several bags already packed, I could see baby food etc. They were $40 short. I couldn't see the clerk emptying enough to cover it. It all comes back to you, one way or another. They wanted my name etc to pay me back, but I declined and said to help someone else in the future if you can.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:40 PM

13. RF, thank you

The concept of "Pay It Forward' interpreted by the Republicans is to push money towards some other Uber wealthy Republican or a corporation.....With absolutely no thought of it possibly meaning anything else........

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:02 PM

10. Now that is Christ like

Take note Jim Baker, Frankie Graham, White House prayer leader, White House spiritual leader, Fox News murders, Pro Life Fakes, trump, and that Sunday TV Mega Church God that Supposedly sent trump. sll you self imposed saved Jesus freaks, watch and learn from snowflake libtards how to do as Jesus taught. He did not charge for the fish and bread, expect quid pro who and only share with the ass kissers and do it for the stock market.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:17 PM

11. I haven't done that at a grocery store.

However, a few years back I was working the information desk at the local hospital, which at the time was right outside the gift shop, which also sold sandwiches, snacks and so on. Every so often I'd get someone asking for a couple of dollars for food. I'd tell them to go inside the shop, pick out what they wanted, and then get my attention. My employee ID allowed me to buy stuff there, and I think with an employee discount. Anyway, it was easy to do.

At least once I gave someone cash for a taxi ride back home.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:45 PM

15. Thank you PDO

A story for all. I used to collect money, for a nationwide charity, by standing along side the road. People would pass thru, stop and throw a five, ten or twenty into the container. These were middle class, average joe, working class people.

I was dumbfounded to see one of the most famous NFL football players in History, come through and throw in a quarter......

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:41 PM

14. I can add nothing to that.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:46 PM

16. A crisis really exposes what sort of people look out for each other

vs who is is selfish and greedy. I'm glad this wasn't another hoarding post or empty store shelves.

Florida Woman

I searched far and wide looking for disinfectant spray because I've only been using green products at home the past several years. I found a 4 pack online and pounced on it, then gave away 3 bottles to elderly neighbors. A store employee practically admitted that many store workers will keep such high demand items for their own families before putting it on the shelves these days.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:50 PM

17. Good on her and I love reading these things.

There’s a well known man in my community who is homeless. He never bothers a soul and one day he was behind me in Aldi. He had a few bottles of water and juice and some packaged sandwiches. He’s fishing out coins from his pants. I told the cashier I’d pay and then told him to go get anything else he needed.
He didn’t say a word but the look on his face was all I needed.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:57 PM

18. I have been the recipient of both generosity and pay it forward., and helped out. One time,

W as at store buying spices. Asi I handed the clerk my money, the woman behind me said, "I've got this" She explained that it was her deceased mother's birthday, and shhe honoured Her mother's memory every year by paying for someone 's groceries. What a lovely idea.


I have been both recipient and giver of "pay it forward " at my local coffee shop.

And I used to get cash coupons at one of my supermarkets, but never bought enough to use them, so I would just pass them out. One time, the woman tried to give me the money. I told her it was for her, and I thought she was going to cry. It was only a few dollars.

I see such generosity and kindness at our stores and shops here, it I lovely.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 03:03 PM

19. I was at daily Mass years ago -downtown- and I saw a woman come in carrying all her belongings

in a clear plastic bag.

I figured that she had just been released from some where so when she went to Communion I put a $20.00 bill on top of her
bag.
When she returned to her pew she grabbed the 20, her bag and took off. Usually people kneel and offer up their Communion for something but I guess she was in a super hurry.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 03:47 PM

20. I have done it,

but I did get scammed (almost) once. Two girls said they were hungry. I offered to buy them food. They disappeared. Probably to scam someone else.

I do remember this one guy standing outside of the grocery store with his family. I offered to buy him some food if he could wait while I went in. Halfway through shopping, he came into the store to tell me that his family was being kicked off the property. I stopped what I was doing and walked him over to Lil Caesar's pizza, bought him a pizza and some soda. It was an easy $10.

Similar, there were two girls begging at the gas station. They said they were hungry. I offered them a pizza and they were so excited. They also followed me to Lil Caesars for pizza and drinks.

I will always buy food for someone who is begging.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 03:51 PM

21. Very nice!!! n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 04:01 PM

22. there but for fortune





go you or I.

I think Phil Ochs sang that.















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