Sometimes right in the middle of your day a story about kindness that you would never expect sneaks up on you and makes you smile from ear to ear!
Today, a friend of mine and her three children Joey, 11 Sopia, 6 and Giuliana, 4 were all walking into Hobby Lobby together when Giuliana noticed an older gentleman sitting in a chair resting. Giuliana’s response to seeing this man in the chair was “oh, you can buy old men here”? As if she was asking her mom if they could take him home.
The man, named Harry, overheard her question and burst into laughter that caused a ripple effect in Hobby Lobby to all unsuspecting shoppers passing by. It was a beautiful contagious, joyful exchange between strangers!
At four years old Giuliana and her family gave a gift of kindness to a stranger without ever having to lift a finger, spend money or go out of their way to do so. She gave them the gift of laughter, community and love! This little powerhouse of a four year old was responsible for creating something magical in a store full of shoppers that are often plugged in, tuned out and on a mission all of their own.
And ya wanna know what else? As if this wasn’t already enough! When all of the laughter subsided, Harry, having been so touched by Giuliana and the warmth of her family asked if he could hug her! She didn’t hesitate for one second!
I betcha Harry will tell the story of little Giuliana as often as he can because kindness, laughter and love get repeated In ways we will never fully grasp. Except for “Gi-gi” I’m pretty sure this little love knows full well the powers of love and kindness, in fact she is the one teaching us!