I once was at a CVS pharmacy when a special needs guy came into the store. He was clutching some cash and wanted to buy a watch. He kept asking the cashier if he had enough to buy this watch or that watch.
She became annoyed and kept saying “NO, you don’t have enough money for that.” He picked another one out, and she almost shouted “NO, YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR THAT” and I said: “Yes, he does have enough money for that.”
“As a matter of fact,” I said, “I am going to buy him that watch.” Both cashiers stared at me in shock. They rang up his sale, and the guy looked at me and I said “Happy Birthday!” It might have been his birthday, and maybe that’s why he had cash and wanted to buy a watch. But that “Happy Birthday!” stuck with me from that day on. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done in your life. You can make different choices and any day can be a birthday. I decided to be a better human after that day.
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