It really is the season of goodwill...
Morning, Kellie here. I have a lovely little story to share this morning. A few days ago, as I waited in line at a local supermarket, a lady approached the cashier and asked for a bottle of child’s medicine from behind the counter. The cashier obliged, rang it in and said, “£6.10 please”. The lady looked up and said, “oh sorry, I’ve only a few pounds here. I didn’t think it would have been so much, I’ll have to leave it”. The cashier pushed the medicine across the counter and said, “Take it with you, I’ll cover it. Hope the wee one feels better”.
The lady was understandably very grateful for the gesture. It’s the little things that make such a difference to people.
This week we saw a similar gesture of goodwill from Camlough Garden Centre, who laid out an amount of free of charge Kerosene-filled drums for those most in need.
We would love to hear if you have any similar stories. Feel free to leave us a comment at the end of this newsletter or reply via email.
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