The oatmeal and the sciatica

The elderly man asked the cashier if they had a certain type of oatmeal. She went to look real quick, it wasn’t far. The man turned to the others in the line and apologized. The responses were all friendly.

It was easy to see he was in pain and he was using a cane.

Several minutes later he was struggling to put the bags of groceries in his truck. I realized then the pain must have been terrible. As he put the last bag in, I made it to him and asked if he minded if I returned the cart.

He thanked me profusely. He was extremely grateful! I assumed the pain he would have experienced, on that short walk, may have been horrific.

This post is not about a small act of kindness. It is about the sincerity and appreciation a man felt.

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