These days most people are not interested in getting involved with other people – right? When you are out in public, do you make eye contact with other people, or do you avoid looking at anyone else? Lisa Lemming is not one of those people, she lives in Georgia and came through for a stranger in a surprising way.
I ran over this story which just restored my confidence in mankind. It happens on a common day.
What unfolds next is a demonstration of the quality and bond people keep on sharing with each other, in spite of all the hate and struggles we find in our reality. Moments of empathy, for example, the one that unfolded between Lisa, the man needing assistance, and afterward the store staff, is, to me, the evidence that “mankind still cares around each other.”
Read on, and you’ll comprehend why.
Everything started one day toward the beginning of August, as Lisa Lemming Jackson was out shopping at her nearby grocery store in Georgia, USA.
As she meandered between aisles, she all of a sudden looked at an elderly man, with a tormented look in his eyes. He positively seemed as though he could use some assistance.
As she looked longer, she understood that something wasn’t right.
As she looked longer, she realized that something wasn’t right.
And her hunch was right – read Lisa’s own words about the event below:
“Just spent 2 hrs with a elderly man at Kroger. It started with me just smiling at him, making eye contact ….
As I walked past him he looked like he needed something. I went back and asked him if I could help him. Tears welled up in his eyes and he said:
I have colon cancer and I have had a really bad accident, if I get up out of this cart everyone will know … What should I do?”
The look of his dignity lost left me with a lump in my throat.
From that moment on, Kroger staff quickly fetched us wipes, undergarments and discreetly took him to their employer bathroom Area where he was given clothes.”
“He cried and apologized.
He said he had to hurry his wife was at home alone. When we walked to the register we found his groceries all bagged and somehow paid for.
He cried harder.”
“He said he fought in Vietnam and Korean War and loved his country, but up until day he said he thought his country forgot about him.
We both cried and I shared with him my own struggles and fears… He gave me words of wisdom and encouraged me that maybe after all, humanity still does care about one another.
Today proved it.
Thank you Elmer, thank you Kroger and thank you God for the lesson and reminder I got today.”
I think that this lady is an amazing case of how little actions can have an enormous effect.
I think that this woman is an excellent example of how small actions can make a huge difference.
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