To the Editor:
On Monday, Dec. 19, my sister and I went out for a girls’ day of shopping. First we had lunch in Potsdam then went into the dollar store in the Price Chopper Plaza.
My sister and I were our usual silly selves while in the store.
We checked out and before we got to the doors a woman asked if we had had lunch yet. I told her we had.
She handed me a $10 bill and suggested my sister and I go for ice cream.
I thanked her but told her she didn’t have to give us money, then she told me that my sister reminded her so much of her own sister.
I handed the money to my sister and we went for a treat.
My sister was born with epilepsy, and through the hard work and love of my mother, is extremely high functioning and independent considering the doctors told my mom that my sister would never walk, talk, think for herself or be independent in any way. She can do all of that and MORE.
My sister responded with a loud “Merry Christmas!” as the lady left the store.
I wish I had gotten her name, or asked about this woman’s sister, but I was too dumbfounded to form a sentence.
I have shared this story on facebook and many responded that the story brought tears to their eyes.
My sister and I were blessed by this simple gift.
I hope this lady is blessed a million times over. Thank you for this simple, random act of kindness!