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  • #16
    Yeah, sorry about that...didn't mean to divert the purpose of this thread.






    Mom's A Mess Trying To Calm Her Baby. Then The Walmart Cashier Inserts Her Personal Credit Card

    February 22, 2017
    Sha


    Facebook / Ashley JonesAshley Jones wrote on Facebook:

    "Today me and my Husband Michael Jordan went to the Walmart on Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, SC. It was another dreaded shopping trip trying to buy groceries for a family of 5. We got as much stuff as we could get on my husband's income since I'm a Stay at Home Mom. We literally dread going to Walmart and buying groceries period because my husband's whole check goes to food for our family.

    I will say that I'm not a fan of shopping at Walmart because of how rude some of the people can be. But after tonight my whole perspective has changed.

    As me and my husband were in line putting our groceries on the thing for the cashier to scan we had our youngest daughter with us, who was very fussy and tired and just wanted to go to sleep. Half of the time the cashier's don't engage in conversation but the cashier we had tonight was very friendly.

    I can't remember exactly what she said but it was along the lines of you must have a big family y'all have a lot of stuff. I said yeah we do. She told me my total and I was digging through my wallet trying to count all of my money out. She gave me a smile and said you guys look like you need a blessing tonight. I just smiled back. Then the cashier walked around the counter and was hitting something on the keypad. (I thought she was giving us a coupon) then she walked back to her register. I then looked at the total and I was at a loss for words.

    This sweet woman whom I never met in my life paid for half of my groceries!

    I was in complete shock because I never expected anything like that to ever happen. Me and my husband were just staring at each other like is she serious? Did she really just do this? I was really at a loss for words. I didn't know what to say.

    How could this woman who didn't even know me, know our situation, know us, why would she do this? I asked her what her name was and she told me, I thanked her and asked her if I could take a picture with her and post it to social media and she said yes.

    Me and my husband and our very fussy one year old finally got into the car and when we did we just looked at each other and smiled and at that moment we both knew things were going to be OK because there truly are good people out there.

    Thank you so much Sharnique Dasant you truly are a blessing and you will never realize how much you helped us out and how much faith you have put back into our hearts."

    In an interview with the local news station, the cashier, Sharnique Dasant, said the couple looked like they needed a blessing and God told her to help them.

    "She started putting her stuff up, her baby was crying, she had her husband with her," Dasant remembered.

    "As we're scanning and scanning, she got in front of me and it's like I saw a different face on her," Dasant said. "And I just had like a little man on my shoulder that was like, 'Give her a $100 dollars, give her $100 dollars.' And I was like, 'give her $100 dollars?' Like, I'm talking to myself like, 'Give her 100 dollars!'"

    "So I was like, I said, 'Yeah, God told me to give you $100 dollars,'" Dasant said, "and she said 'What? What? What are you talking about?' So I said, 'He told me to give you $100 dollars.' So I went ahead and I slid my card. I went around the register and I slid it for her."



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    • #17
      That is fantastic.
      2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion

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      • #18
        Damn! Even Michael Jordan is having troubling affording groceries now?
        2015 DCC Fantasy Football League Champion

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        • #19
          Not to go all Hos and divert attention to myself but it is a great feeling when you provide random acts of kindness to complete strangers.

          I've done it every few months or so for the last year and a half. Nothing to the degree of the lady from Walmart but quietly paying for a meal/drink here and there. The reason I started doing it wasn't due to the whole "pay it forward" thing. I started doing it because of the kindness others have shown me while I'm out and about in uniform.

          I can't count the number of times that complete strangers have randomly volunteered to purchase my meal or restaurant managers have comped my order.

          So one day I thought to myself, instead of always being a beneficiary, the right thing to do would be for me to pass on a few simple acts of generosity of my own.

          So if you're ever down in Miami and the employee in the drive-thru window informs you that your 6 piece McNuggets have already been paid for, it might just be me. ~pats self on back for showing how good of a guy I am~
          Last edited by 1bigfan13; 02-22-2017, 01:59 PM.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by 1bigfan13 View Post
            Not to go all Hos and divert attention to myself but it is a great feeling when you provide random acts of kindness to complete strategies.

            I've done it every few months or so for the last year and a half. Nothing to the degree of the lady from Walmart but quietly paying for a meal/drink here and there. The reason I started doing it wasn't due to the whole "pay it forward" thing. I started doing it because of the kindness others have shown me while I'm out and about in uniform.

            I can't count the number of times that complete strangers have randomly volunteered to purchase my meal or restaurant managers have comped my order.

            So one day I thought to myself, instead of always being a beneficiary, the right thing to do would be for me to pass on a few simple acts of generosity of my own.

            So if you're ever down in Miami and the employee in the drive-thru window informs you that your 6 piece McNuggets have already been paid for, it might just be me. ~pats self on back for showing how good of a guy I am~
            Love you, man.
            2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion

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            • #21
              Originally posted by 1bigfan13 View Post
              Not to go all Hos and divert attention to myself but it is a great feeling when you provide random acts of kindness to complete strangers.

              I've done it every few months or so for the last year and a half. Nothing to the degree of the lady from Walmart but quietly paying for a meal/drink here and there. The reason I started doing it wasn't due to the whole "pay it forward" thing. I started doing it because of the kindness others have shown me while I'm out and about in uniform.

              I can't count the number of times that complete strangers have randomly volunteered to purchase my meal or restaurant managers have comped my order.

              So one day I thought to myself, instead of always being a beneficiary, the right thing to do would be for me to pass on a few simple acts of generosity of my own.

              So if you're ever down in Miami and the employee in the drive-thru window informs you that your 6 piece McNuggets have already been paid for, it might just be me. ~pats self on back for showing how good of a guy I am~
              Good stuff.

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              • #22
                In Fort Worth so many people pay for my meals when I'm in uniform and if I find out who they are I always make it a point to talk to them a few minutes and thank them. It is uncomfortable for me to have strangers buy a meal for me but it happens tons here. I try to do the same every other week or so since I'm so blessed. I love this city.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by mcnuttz View Post
                    Very freakin' cool. Love this thread, man. I really do. This type of thing is what we need more of. Not to get all sappy and shit, but it's the truth. We need more love in this world. Love will fix all.
                    2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by 1bigfan13 View Post
                      Not to go all Hos and divert attention to myself but it is a great feeling when you provide random acts of kindness to complete strangers.

                      I've done it every few months or so for the last year and a half. Nothing to the degree of the lady from Walmart but quietly paying for a meal/drink here and there. The reason I started doing it wasn't due to the whole "pay it forward" thing. I started doing it because of the kindness others have shown me while I'm out and about in uniform.

                      I can't count the number of times that complete strangers have randomly volunteered to purchase my meal or restaurant managers have comped my order.

                      So one day I thought to myself, instead of always being a beneficiary, the right thing to do would be for me to pass on a few simple acts of generosity of my own.

                      So if you're ever down in Miami and the employee in the drive-thru window informs you that your 6 piece McNuggets have already been paid for, it might just be me. ~pats self on back for showing how good of a guy I am~
                      Well done, man.

                      Although.....it's too bad you weren't in this giving mood when we linked up for beer and burgers at Christian's Tailgate that one time.

                      2013 DCC Fantasy Football Champeen

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Texas Ace View Post
                        Well done, man.

                        Although.....it's too bad you weren't in this giving mood when we linked up for beer and burgers at Christian's Tailgate that one time.

                        I'd just come off a 12-month deployment a few weeks prior. Therefore you should have been buying me drinks that day and thanking me for saving 'Murica from the evil Taliban. I expected some Lee Greenwood "God Bless the USA" blaring through the restaurant speakers as soon as I stepped foot in that place.

                        You let me down that day.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by 1bigfan13 View Post
                          I'd just come off a 12-month deployment a few weeks prior. Therefore you should have been buying me drinks that day and thanking me for saving 'Murica from the evil Taliban. I expected some Lee Greenwood "God Bless the USA" blaring through the restaurant speakers as soon as I stepped foot in that place.

                          You let me down that day.
                          So, pretty much Ace hates America.
                          2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Iamtdg View Post
                            So, pretty much Ace hates America.
                            It was as if he burned a flag at my feet and spit in my face.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by 1bigfan13 View Post
                              It was as if he burned a flag at my feet and spit in my face.
                              I had a feeling about that guy. Being as he is a southern Mexican and everything. Can't trust those guys.
                              2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion

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                              • #30
                                I think [MENTION=6]1bigfan13[/MENTION] and [MENTION=14]NoDak[/MENTION] will know who I am talking about......

                                The American Legion here where I live is going to get a new building and its long overdue because they are run down. They are going to dedicate it to Elizabeth Laird or better known as The Hug Lady.



                                Elizabeth Laird, Fort Hood’s “Hug Lady”

                                Twelve years and counting, Salvation Army volunteer Elizabeth Laird, the “Hug Lady” of Fort Hood, has been hugging every soldier being deployed or returning home from duty.

                                Elizabeth and her husband, Ray, moved to Texas more than 40 years ago. They became long-time volunteers for The Salvation Army serving as bell ringers and disaster relief workers, and actively supporting their local Salvation Army unit in Copperas Cove.

                                In 2003, Elizabeth received a phone call from the commanding officer of The Salvation Army Killeen Corps asking for help greeting soldiers at Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored post in the U.S. Armed Services.

                                Being a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Elizabeth knew this was something she and her husband wanted to be part of. The couple joined other volunteers sending off soldiers with a smile and a hug along with stationery and postage to send letters to their loved ones while deployed.

                                So began years of dedicated service to thousands of soldiers at Fort Hood, Ray passed away suddenly in January of 2008 and despite her grief Elizabeth continued her faithful service to the soldiers without her husband of 36 years. “Even in grief, when you help others, it helps you,” explained Elizabeth. “The hug is important to the soldiers and it brings a smile to their face.” “As they leave, I tell them about God’s protection in the 91st Psalm,” she said. “When I hug them, I tell them ‘I will be here when you get back.’”

                                Elizabeth, 82, does not consider herself selfless or extraordinary. “Volunteering and encouraging others is what you are supposed to do. That is what The Salvation Army does; where there is a need, the Army is there to meet it,” she said. “People might recognize me as the Hug Lady, but I don’t want people to see me, I want them to see Jesus.”
                                #Fire Garrett

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