Sometimes, parents can’t conceal their pride in their kids. Sometimes someone notices.
That’s exactly what happened to one dad who couldn’t help but glow with happiness at his son’s high school graduation. And stranger couldn’t help be touched by the man’s joy.
Rob Edwards was entering the bank on the day of his son’s graduation, and on his way in he held the door open for another customer, telling her to go in front of him.
“I was walking into the bank [when] I held the door open for this lady behind me,” the proud dad wrote in a Facebook post. “Once in the door, she waited for me to go in front of her. I said ‘By all means go in front of me. Today my son graduates. I’m slowing down and want to savor every minute.’
She took him up on the offer, offering congratulations as she passed. He appreciated that, and didn’t expect anything more.
He proceeded to move through the bank and handle his transaction with the teller, and as he was finishing up, the stranger came by and handed him an envelope containing a $50 bill. He was floored.
“As I walking out the bank I glanced into the envelope. A brand new crisp $50 bill. I was floored. I rushed out of the door and looked for the woman. Far off in a car I see her. I walked up to her car and told her ‘I can’t take this!’ She said ‘When you talk about your boy, YOU GLOW. Your a blessing to him, I want to bless him too!'”
This was the polar opposite of adding insult to injury. It was adding cash to celebration! Rob couldn’t have been more grateful.
“I don’t know her name, I’ve ever seen her before. But I will never forget her love. I asked to take a picture with her. And hugged her neck. We need more of this in the world today. Not the money. But kindness.”
He’s right about that. Congratulations to Rob, Rob’s high school graduate son, and the generous stranger!