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Post Posted: May 1, 2015 2:51 pm 
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As many people here know, my wife is terminally ill and continues to go downhill, so much that I work 100% from home to care for her. Over the past month she has been in ICU twice and life support once after being airlifted. However this post is not about my wife and her health but rather the kindness of a stranger last night.

After being up all night caring for my wife Wed into Thursday with all of 2 hours of sleep in close to 48 hours, I was not in the mood nor had the energy to cook dinner. So last night my 5 year old and I ran to get dinner at Wendy's quick. We had just completed our order, when a gentleman waiting for his order walked up and told the kid behind the counter that he would be paying for our meal. All he asked was that I pay it forward some day.

While I enjoy to pay it forward from time to time, last night it really hit me hard having someone pay it forward to me. This could have happen any time or any day, but it did not. Instead it happen when I was mentally and physically destroyed. I wanted to tell this gentleman just how much it meant to me, but he left before I could even form the words without getting emotional.

Not sure if he is on Pincecam but if you are the gentleman that bought dinner for my family last night (Thursday) just after 8:30pm at Wendy's, your simple act of kindness had a much larger impact then you could have imagined. Thank you.


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Wow, that is so fantastic. If we all give just a little bit, it can mean so much to someone else.

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very nice

and hugs to you


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I needed a Kleenex alert for that story...
Thank you coloradopilot and benefactor.
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Colopilot, our heart goes out to you and your family! May God bless you all and please know if we can do something.


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You never know what a simple gesture can mean in someone's life. I met ColoPilot's wife in a store. I must have been pretty upset because I guess I looked it. In the checkout line, I came up a couple dollars short. I was on the edge of it when she said, "Don't worry about it, Hon" and she covered it. It changed my whole day and made me cry all the way home.

She was my angel that day. You just never know.

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Great reasons to continue to pay it forward ♥


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This kind of stuff is always good to hear, keeps the faith in humankind - thanks Copilot. I'm saying prayers for your wife, I'm sorry you guys are going through this.

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Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment.
Negative events seem to capture our attention more readily in our society. It's refreshing to be reminded that there's still quiet heroes out there.

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