February 6, 2023

A kindly store clerk helps a disabled customer with his groceries and gets fired. The next day he gets a new job earning five times more.

Johnny Kelly loved his job. He worked at the grocery store, and he enjoyed working with people. He already knew most of the customers by name, and they all loved him for his helpful, friendly attitude.

Unfortunately, his boss, Mr. Tyrell, was less impressed. He was a sour, harsh man, and for him, only one thing counted — money. One day, Johnny’s kindness set him off, and Mr. Tyrell reacted…

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It all started on a Wednesday afternoon when a new customer walked in. The man was hobbling on clutches, and his pinned-up pants’ leg revealed he’d lost a limb.

Johnny saw that the man was struggling with his crutches, the shopping cart, and getting what he wanted off the shelves. He rang up the other customer’s groceries and kept an eye on the disabled man.

Twenty minutes later, the man was in line in front of Johnny’s till. “Hi!” Johnny said to the man with a smile. “How’re you doing?”

Kindness is more important in life than money.
“I’m alright,” the man said.

Johnny nodded at the man’s crutches and asked, “Are you a veteran?”

“Yes,” the man said. “Middle East… I have a prosthetic, but my stump is ulcerated, so I need to use these crutches for a couple of months.”

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