We were very excited to read this lovely story from Jeremy's sister, Gail, about her random act of kindness. What a kind and thoughtful gesture to make sure someone else had a nice warm meal to enjoy. Thank you for sharing your story and helping us to share our love!
Act of Kindness Story submitted by Gail Mohr:
As a daily transit rider I am often missing my bus or connecting bus and I have to admit that there are internal temper tantrum's about these occurrences. Yesterday I decided to try and see a Silver-lining in this situation, and after missing my bus I popped across the street to grab myself a coffee. The line was long and prompting some more internal grumbling and while I was not so patiently waiting in line a young man approached and asked if I could spare some change for food. I'm confronted with this question on a regular basis and I am never consistent with my reply or my offering because I'm torn with what to do. On one hand we are advised not to give money because this encourages panhandling, but on the other hand I've been taught by example after example by Jeremy's Mom Marlene and our Dad Dale that we help when we can. This time I decided to reach for my change purse and handed this young fellow a Tooney. He thanked me and I returned to wishing the lineup would move a little faster and ponder my big life decision of whether this was going to be a medium or large double-double day. The young man stepped into line right behind me, so I was happy to know that the change given was going to be spent on food or drink. As he was waiting in line he turned around and asked another gentleman if he had any change to spare for food and the gentleman said "yeah Brother I've been where you are now and It ain't easy". I began to think about how hard this young guys life must be and here I am being annoyed by missing a bus and having to wait in line. I turn to the young man and asked him what he thought he would order and he replied I'm thinking an ice cap and a couple of donuts to which I replied "that's no kind of supper". I told him that I wanted to buy him supper so could he please choose one of the meal combo's - he told me his preferences, I placed our order and tapped my payment into the debit machine. The transaction was incredibly easy for me, I have a good job, roof over my head and always have more than enough of everything. We shuffled along the counter to where our order was to be completed and when my coffee was ready he placed a sleeve over it and handed it to me and looked me in the eyes and said "thank you Sister." I know I have two wonderful sisters and two awesome brothers and I am super excited to gain another fabulous sister through this wedding, but I am reminded that we need to share our love with all our brothers and sisters of this world.
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Joanna and Jeremy are getting married! They will celebrate their wedding on June 3, 2017 in Regina, SK.
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