When the total finally comes up $23 and change, the woman behind me holds out her credit card and says “I got that.” She then proceeds to add her things and then pay for it all. I was beside myself and thanked her profusely. She said, “I just got back from Afghanistan and want to spread some Christmas cheer.”
She wouldn’t let me leave until I got the receipt with my $10 in Rite-Aid rewards on it. I gave her a big hug and blessed her for her kindness. I got goosebumps then, and have them now, from the unexpected kindness I am glad to see is still in the world.
I will, of course, pay this forward. For all you Bah Humbuggers, I say “God bless us everyone!”