By Ralphine Major

I had a coupon and correct cash in hand.  Cars inched along the drive-thru at a local fast food restaurant that morning.

“Maybe we should have gone to another restaurant,” I said as we slowly navigated our way forward.

Finally, it was our turn to pull up to the window and pay.

“Keep your coupon,” the cashier said.  “The car in front of you paid for your order!”

We were shocked!  The unexpected gift of a stranger on an ordinary day in the middle of a pandemic was beyond kind.

As we proceeded to the window to pick up our order, the car in front was still in view.

As the driver waited to pull out onto the street, I slowed to catch a glimpse.

The lady glanced back at us.  She was smiling.

We waved to her and yelled “thank you!”  Mother threw her a kiss.  She threw one back!

As we ate, we marveled at the stranger’s generosity.  It was human nature at its best.  The lady’s kindness lingered with us all through the day.  There is only one thing left to do—repay kindness by paying it forward.

Words of Faith: “And be ye kind one to another” Ephesians 4:32 (KJV).