Let me tell you the story about a young couple that had no idea what they were doing. It all started when their son was born. Some may say his hair was as red as the character from Tom Thumb Mini Donuts at the MN State Fair…
Shortly after coming home from the hospital in the dead of the night there was a cry from the small child. The parents woke with a startle…ok fine, the mother woke to a startle. The father was punched in the arm to wake up.
Anyways, the father rushed to calm the child while the mother got ready to feed the starving child. The father picked up the child and felt a soggy sleep sack. As the father peeled off the wet bag the parents were letting it sink in…they did not have another sleep sack.
What would they do? How would they keep this child warm in the cold days of March?
Being like any millennial parent they started Googling: “How to swaddle a baby?”
THANK GOD for youtube!!
Only after 20 minutes did they finally get the child in the swaddle correctly…ish.
The next day the father went on a perilous journey. Through the frightening roads where all the crazy Minnesota drivers congregate, to the glorious sanctuary called “Babies R Us.”
After combing through the sleep sack isle the dejected father decided to call the mother for guidance (too many options).
Upon hearing the distraught couple, a fellow shopper chimed in with her knowledge. Relieved, the father picked four sleep sacks, thanked the stranger, and went on his way. Only to be distracted by the clearance isle, for the small child at home peed through the other clothes too.
To his surprise the stranger returned to the bewildered father. The stranger offered some extra clothes her children would no longer need. Graciously the father accepted. He returned to the mother and told her of the good fortunes.
After further communication with the stranger the father traveled off to a strange region (about 20 minutes away). He was flabbergasted by the grand gates blocking him from entering the neighborhood he wished to reach. He timidly approached the Sentry. Upon confirming his identify the father was gifted five bags full of children’s clothing. He could not believe his eyes.
Arriving home the mother and father cataloged nearly $1000 worth of nearly mint condition designer children clothes. There was much rejoicing.
The moral of the story. You will find kindness where you least expect it. We can only hope we can do this for some young scared couple.
Do you have a crazy story like this? Has a stranger ever given you something of value?