A woman said that she was moved by a Mississippi cashier’s act of kindness when an elderly man went to purchase his items.
The woman said the man looked sadly back at her as he fumbled with change in his pockets.
“He miscounts and starts to get flustered. Gives me a muttered, ‘I’m so sorry.’ His hands and voice are shaking,” she wrote.
The cashier then takes his hands and dumps the change on the counter. “This is not a problem, honey. We will do this together,” she said, according to the woman’s account posted on Love What Matters.
“Thank you for being so patient with him,” the woman who posted to Facebook then recalled telling the cashier.
The cashier then told her: “You shouldn’t have to thank me, baby. What’s wrong with our world is we’ve forgotten how to love one another.”
Here is the woman’s full Facebook post:
“My heart was warmed at Wal-Mart during lunch. This gentleman’s items were scanned and he was given the total.
He looks apologetically back at me and starts taking handfuls of change out of his pockets. He miscounts and starts to get flustered. Gives me a muttered, ‘I’m so sorry.’ His hands and voice are shaking.
This beautiful cashier takes his hands and dumps all the change on the counter and says, ‘This is not a problem, honey. We will do this together.’ He continues to apologize to both of us as we reassure him it’s ok.
They get his transaction handled and he shuffles away.
I looked at this wonderful woman and said, ‘Thank-you for being so patient with him.’
She shakes her head and replies, ‘You shouldn’t have to thank me, baby. What’s wrong with our world is we’ve forgotten how to love one another.’
I want to be more like her.”
Texas Cashier’s Act of Kindness Goes Viral
“So, I’m walking up to pay for my goods,” said customer Karridy Askenasy, “and he’s apologizing, ‘I’m so sorry, sir, this lady’s running out to her car to get some money.’ I looked outside, and I’m like: ‘the lady that’s driving away?’” according to CBS Dallas.
Askenasy said the cashier, identified as Christian Griffan, then reached into his wallet.
“I’m like ‘you’re gonna pay for that? You shouldn’t pay for it… you’ve got cameras, get her plates and get her back here to pay for it!’ And he was like, ‘nah, she had formula,’” he recalled.
Askenasy said he was impressed by the man’s compassion before sharing it on social media. Neighbors then showed up to pay it forward for the cashier.
“Before I knew it, I had $200 and people coming to me to give me money,” he said. “What’s so cool is that I didn’t solicit it. I just wanted to give neighbors an opportunity to recognize this young man.”
Griffan then rang up a gift card that Askenasy was buying. “I slid it back to him and said ‘no, that’s yours—that’s from your neighbors, we appreciate you,’” Askenasy said.
“Are you for real? No man, really?” Askenasy recalled Griffin telling him.
“It took me a moment to convince him that it was his,” added Askenasy, “really nice to shake his hand.”