Thursday, August 20, 2009

An Inside Smile

At Starbucks, there were two men sitting next to each other in the comfortable chairs, enjoying a drink. They didn’t know each other. After a while, one of them got up to leave and stood in line to get another drink or some food or something. Out of the blue, the other guy goes up to him and hands him the cell phone that the he'd accidentally left on his seat. The first guy was, understandably, very grateful and thanked him. Then, right before he walked out the door, he walked back over to the other guy and handed him a Starbucks giftcard in appreciation for his help. I guess chivalry and doing the right thing aren’t dead after all. Yesterday, I felt a small measure of grace.

2 comments:

CalLady said...

It seems like such a small thing, but people jump at the chance to snatch a cell phone and run up huge international or 900-number in a matter of hours. A lost cell phone can cost thousands.

Hmm... wonder if I could start stolen phone insurance.

-Victoria

LittleDreamer said...

What a great story. Thanks for sharing. It's good to know we can make a difference.