Paid in Full with a Glass of Milk

Kindness Counts
Kindness Counts

Here is a heartwarming story that shows us sometimes the smallest act of kindness is repaid in extraordinary ways. In life, what goes around comes around. What you put out into the universe, whether it is good or bad, seems to always come back to you.

It’s important to remember that we’re all humans and make mistakes sometimes. However, this touching story about kindness hopefully will always remind you that a tiny act of kindness can have a huge impact on somebody else.

As the story begins, long ago, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school. He found he had only one dime left. Being hungry, he decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?”

“You don’t owe me anything,” she replied. “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.”

This one small act of kindness was repaid decades later in an unbelievable way!