In Charlotte, North Carolina, Julia Stultz discovered an envelope lying on the floor of the boys’ clothes section while shopping for her son at Walmart.
The front read, “With Love, Amen.” Curious, she picked it up and turned it over. The back said, “If this card has found you, open it. It’s yours.”
How many people may have passed picking that envelope up? How long did it sit there before Stultz came across it?
Whatever the answers to those questions are, Stultz was grateful to be the one to find it. When she opened the card, she was stunned.
There was $100 cash inside.
On the card, the kind stranger wrote, “May this gift buy you a little peace today. One day, please pay it forward. May the blessings of God be on you always.”
It was signed simply, “your friend.”
It’s possible that the card was left behind in the spirit of World Kindness Day, Nov. 13. Stultz supposedly found the card the weekend before.
As a mom shopping for her son, this must have been quite the blessing to stumble upon.
Customers interviewed by FOX 46 Charlotte were all impressed by this stranger’s kindness, though I imagine they might also be a little sad it wasn’t them who made the discovery.
It’s encouraging to hear about these random acts of kindness that brighten a stranger’s day. Even if you don’t get to see the joy on their face, it’s worth it make a small impact on someone’s life.
It’s not the first time an act of kindness at Walmart has changed someone’s life.
One couple viewed the store as so impactful on their lives that they decided to get married there — it was where their relationship began.
David Medford worked for asset protection, a department in Walmart dedicated to preventing merchandise theft.
Merissa Anderson served as the location’s customer service manager, and it would’ve seemed a flagrant conflict of interest for the pair to get involved.
So Medford made the next logical step: He switched positions and started unloading store goods. Mere months after they began dating, they got engaged.
But actually getting down the aisle required a little more work.
Due to tight finances, the couple struggled to find an appropriate venue and eventually started tossing around the idea of actually getting married in a Walmart.
“It was kind of a joke,” Anderson said in an interview with WXYZ. “We were never really that serious about it.”
“It was sarcasm,” Medford added. “We’d say that Walmart has everything that we need.”
But over time, the joke option became reality, and the reason behind it made a surprising amount of sense. “Here is where it came together,” Medford said.
These two stories definitely make you want to run out and wander around your local Walmart to see if a random, kind stranger will make your day a little bit better. You could also be that random stranger for someone else!
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