Opinion: Kindness made my day

So grateful for kindness shown
So grateful for kindness shown

AN act of kindness happened to me recently.

I was at Riverton Shopping Centre buying my great-grandson a birthday present for his first birthday.

He’s a very happy baby who has been in hospital with a virus a few times.

I had picked out a toy dog that barked and made sounds that worked by sensor movement.

I also had a couple of other items for him.

I thought the dog would be about $40, but reaching the check out I asked the price before ringing it up only to find out it was $79.

A bit more than I could afford, so I told the check out assistant I would have to leave it as I could not stretch my pension that far.

I walked out with the other items and entered a shop opposite to look for more presents. I received a tap on my shoulder.

There was a lovely lady who was a complete stranger handing the dog to me, saying she had bought it for me as she wanted me to have it.

I do not know the lady; she left before I could get her name, as I was surprised by her kindness.

I would like her to know that the baby loves his little dog and gets so much joy from him.

A very big thank you to this lady for her kindness as my great-grandson is still very sick.

CYNTHIA E. HUGHES,

Willeton.