Act of kindness never fades away, instead, it comes to you in God’s own ways. A cashier in Houston, Texas paid on behalf of her customer as she saw that the customer had forgotten her purse and it was the urgent need to buy the products. But, most importantly, the cashier herself had $20 in her account. Rita Burns, a 58-year-old works for Walgreens as a cashier.
According to reports, Rina Liou who is a real estate agent wanted to show a house to her customer and suddenly, some of the bulbs of that house stopped working. She then rushed to Walgreens to buy a couple of bulbs but couldn’t pay for it as she had forgotten her purse and didn’t have her own phone with her (as she brought her husband’s). While accomplishing the same, Rita Burns offered to pay for her bulbs with her last $20 as an act of benevolence.
Rina also posted about the same on her Facebook account, “Today I experienced a generous act of kindness. I had someone coming to view my listed home for sale and to prepare for their arrival, I went to the home to make sure the home was ready for showing. In doing so, I realized that three light bulbs had burned out. Wanting everything to be perfect for their arrival, I had only 20 minutes to dash to the store and back, change out the light bulbs, and get out of the house. I drove to the nearest Walgreens, grabbed the light bulbs, and was about to pay when I realized my wallet wasn’t in my purse! I started panicking about what to do since there was no time to drive home to get my wallet. In what appeared to be a lifesaver, I saw that Walgreens takes Apple Pay.
But as luck would have it I had my husband’s phone with me instead of my own. I could just feel the minutes ticking by as I embarrassingly stood at the cash register trying to operate Apple Pay for the first time. For the life of me, I could not figure it out! The cashier took pity on me and said, “I would pay for you but I only have $20 in my account.” A few moments later she saw that my light bulbs were 50% off and realized that she could afford them. She flagged her manager and paid for my $11 bulbs using her own debit card. I thanked her profusely and told her I would repay her and dashed out. I was thankfully able to make it back to the house to change the light bulbs in time.”
Rina said that she went to return the money to her with an additional token of appreciation. The story was liked by users and many users have planned to pool money for her a token of gratitude for being kind.