On a recent Thursday evening, my son and I went downtown for a quick errand and to grab some dinner before his soccer practice. We ate at a restaurant on Main Avenue.
When it was time to go, I went to the counter and asked for the tab. The waiter informed me that it was already taken care of. I looked at him quizzically, and he said that a couple seated at a different table had paid for our meals.
My son and I both were shocked at the kindness of their actions.
We readied ourselves to leave and stopped by the table of the generous patrons to thank them. The woman was a little embarrassed, not wanting recognition for the deed. She said the waiter wasnt supposed to have told on them.
She gave me a hug and a youre welcome that almost came out as a no, thank you, as if we should have expected it for having done something to deserve their gift.
This random act of kindness stole my heart and reminded me of the inherent goodness of people and strangers.
So, our heartfelt thanks to the generous couple who bought us dinner. I cannot begin to express how the timing of their kindness was perfect.
They reminded me that random acts of kindness still happen. I will be sure to go out and do one of my own for another.
Tebby and Connor Henry, Durango