LIBERATING ELDER – A heartwarming story posted to the internet by the Facebook Page ‘Love What Matters‘ has taken the web by storm. The short story has garnered nearly 200,000 likes and nearly 50,000 shares since it was first posted in the morning hours of March 8th.
This is exactly what this world needs more of these days, people taking a vested interest in helping those around them. As conservatives we know the government is not going to help us, it is up to me and you to take it upon ourselves and be the change we want to see in the world. Maybe one day this month you can make a point to do something nice for someone in your community that is less fortunate than you are. I know I am going to try to.
This is how we build the world we long for, by example. Check this story out, I’m betting it will touch your heart …
“This woman needs to be commended. A gentleman was checking in for his flight when the agent asked how old his daughter was. He said she had recently turned two. The agent then asked if she had a ticket. The man was confused because he was under the impression she could ride for free. (When he booked the ticket, she was one but her birthday was in January.)
He was hit with emotion. He mentioned he couldn’t afford to rebook this flight or get her the ticket with such short notice. He stepped aside and tried to make a few calls. Hugging his daughter and grabbing his head, you could tell he was heartbroken. This woman next to him at the front counter heard the whole thing. She walked over to him and asked what was wrong. After they talked for a bit they walked up to the counter together.
She pointed back at his daughter and said,
‘I wanna buy her ticket.’
The agent said ‘You know how much this ticket costs right?’
The woman responded ‘$700 something?’
‘$749’ the agent said.
The woman said ‘that’s fine’ and pulled out her credit card. I was right there and I just said to her, ‘God Bless You!’ and they printed out the ticket. The agent kept talking about her goosebumps while the man hugged the woman and asked for her name to repay her. The woman just kept saying, ‘Don’t worry about it.’ She knew she wanted to help that man and his daughter no matter what the cost. Please share this story because people like this need to be recognized.”
I am not going to lie, reading this made me choke up a little bit. Small things like this can change lives. Let me let you in on the biggest secret out there … the more good you do for others, the more good that comes your way. It’s a basic law of the universe: do good get good, do bad … trust me, you don’t want to find out. If this story touched you too, please take a second to share it on Facebook and who knows, maybe you will inspire the next selfless act of kindness that changes someones luck, or better yet, their life.