We’ve had the good fortune of coming across stories about how ordinary citizens went above and beyond to help out strangers in their time of need.
To this day, we still haven’t identified these mystery Good Samaritans who paid the bill for these struggling parents at a Waffle House.
Recently, Katy Sypher-Piper also experienced such an unexpected good deed.
A few days ago, the struggling mother of two was worried that she had to shop for snow boots for her children on an extremely tight budget.
The winter storm had hit their neighborhood hard, and she was going to have to find a solution soon.
She trudged to her local Payless shoe store, with her kids in tow. While there, she began talking to a few store employees. But she was in no way prepared for what was about to happen next…
Katy lives in Old Saybrook, CT, and is mom to 2-year-old Ava and 10-month-old Andrew.
A few days ago, the harsh winter storm hit Connecticut. Katy decided to get new snow boots for the kids, but, like many other parents out there, knew that she had to keep to a tight budget.
Here’s the story from a Tweet on Facebook:
I stopped in your Old Saybrook, CT store today to get shoes for my 2 1/2year old daughter Ava and son 10month old Andrew. I saw the BOGO sign in window prioritizing need for Ava snow boots, then Ava sneakers, then Andy snow boots (he is not walking yet). Their feet outgrew winter gear we already had and we have snowstorm and rest of winter coming.
The helpful ladies greeted me as Ava charged excitedly down the aisle towards the Elsa and Ana boxes. I said I had a …strict $30 budget and they measured kids we chatted about Ava’s love for frozen, their kids, injuries, and my daughters recent challenging medical history came up and I said I was nervously waiting for some important test results and it was all I could think about. Ava picked a pair of really treaded waterproof cloth lined $44 Frozen boots. I became pretty tearful as the ladies began putting their heads together about coupons and how to get price down, and I said I could come back tomorrow and get Andy-s also.
We put boots on the counter as they assure me I’d be able to get Ava’s at least. Still chatting found that my husband is one’s mechanic. I was confused and starting to become embarrassed when they went out to pick out socks for boots, knowing I was already over the money I had.
These wonder amazing employees of yours told me they were paying for kids boots and sock, that I had enough to worry about, and to use money for the kids and food.
I have been pretty down lately and this act of kindness is so amazing and uplifting to me. I am so grateful and wanted to say a big thank you and hope you have some sort of employee recognition program.
WOW! I read this and tears came to my eyes. How inspiring is that?! It’s that just fabulous? Thank you Payless employees. Hey Payless – If you are smart about marketing, you would use that for an upcoming ad! Here’s the ad: You may “Payless”…but We care MORE!”
We all know God provides. He will take care of things.
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
America will take care of America! We do NOT need the government to take care of us. If government got OUT of the way, more and more of this would become common nature!
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Written by Nancy Hayes
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