The Gift I will never forget....

Discussion in 'Casual Chat' started by VictoriaNTC, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    The most incredible thing happened on Saturday.

    I was shopping in Target department store with my two young boys, and found myself admiring a lovely set of winter hat, gloves and scarf made of Chenille, which I love.

    I went on and on about the soft feel of the material, how beautiful these things were, and how I loved them for at least 3 minutes, perhaps longer.

    I then said "Maybe I will ask Santa for them." and left it at that.

    Next, the boys found camo hats they loved, and I agreed to let them purchase them.

    We then went to look at winter boots for sledding.

    Ten minutes later, a female employee of Target approached me and handed to me a Target bag, explaining a woman in the store had purchased the contents for me!

    I carefully felt the contents through the plastic bag, which were very soft, and carefully and very slowly peeked inside.
    There I found the hat, mittens and scarf!

    Astonished, I asked the Target employee who the mystery woman was. She did not know. I asked if she had left the store. She had.
    I then asked if the woman who had purchased these gifts for me had said anything to her.
    "She said to stay warm" she replied.

    I began to tear, as I have not met the woman and was touched deeply and have no way to thank her.

    I will wear these beautiful things on the cold windy mornings when I walk my boys to meet the school bus. Then I plan to place the present under my tree, and will always remember this gift.

    The kindness of this woman means so much, more than staying warm!
    The gift that will keep giving!

    Perhaps I can write a little story for the town newspaper, hoping the nice woman will read it and make others feel warm.

    I have posted my story in a few places, and everyone seems to enjoy it very much.

    Happy Holidays!

    Victoria NTC
  2. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    What a beautiful story...
  3. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Glad to hear such people do exist in today's world [​IMG]
  4. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Cool - its great when people help other people out! [​IMG]
  5. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi NTC,

    Now that is truly a wonderful and touching story. I'm glad it happened to a nice person like you.

    Stay warm and happy :)

    ~Newbie Shield~
  6. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    Thank you my friends!
    I am smiling with my morning coffee..
    See? The gift does keep giving!

  7. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member


    A truly heart-warming story. It's evidence that "angels" walk among us, and that the Universe, Providence, God (or whatever name you feel comfortable with) answers us when we make the call.

  8. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    Hello Hermas,
    I understand you perfectly.

    I almost feel like I know the woman, and I did have a glance at her in the store, and am certain we have never met.

    She certainly is an angel.

    Have a great night,
  9. BigD

    BigD New Member

    Thats one of the nicest stories I've heard lately and it is lovely to know there are still people like that in a world where we hear so many bad things on the news etc
  10. euphorex

    euphorex New Member

    I am touched by this story. You see, I have always gone out of my way to do things for strangers and I still do today for 25 odd years now. The joy it bring to my life was indescribeable - it's what makes my life worth living.

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