Over lunch today, a friend told me about her recent experience at Walmart. While checking out, she was approached by a group of teens who seemed frantic after running out of gas and not having a debit card with them.
While I think I would’ve been stressed enough just being at Walmart to think about anything beyond my own survival, my friend (clearly more selfless than me) transitioned someone else’s stress into an opportunity to do good.
She went to the ATM, took out 20 bucks and gave it to the frazzled group. She reiterated to me what she told them:
“I’m giving you this money on one condition. If you are EVER in a situation where someone else asks you for help, you better help them, too.”
And that was it.