I just wanted to take the time to send out a heartfelt thank you to the man who gave me $20 for my gas the other week.
I am a second-year hospitality student at Red Deer College, and on Wednesday nights we do fine dining in our run-by-students restaurant the Cornerstone.
I was at the Save-On foods on 67th Street on a Thursday morning and I had put $20 into my car and was heading off to pick up a classmate for our first class of the day. When I got to the cashier, I realized that my debit card was in my locker at the college. Mortified, I filled in the paper work saying that if I didn’t come back within 24 hours to pay, the gas station could call the cops.
As I was leaving, the gentleman asked me how much my gas was, I told him $20, he reached into his wallet and handed it to me. I don’t remember what I said, I was almost speechless and almost in tears.
All I know is he was driving a silver Toyota Tundra.
Knowing that I probably wouldn’t see this man again, I decided that day to pay it forward.
I took $20 and went to a local coffee shop drive through and told the lady to continue the money as far down the line as it would go.
I just wanted to say thank you!
And to remind people that around this time is a good time to pay it forward. The kindness of a stranger made my day and completely renewed my faith that there are still good people in this world.