Store Employee's Interaction With Little Girl At Grocery Store Makes Headlines
FaithTap Staff 3/11/2019
A little kindness goes a long way. Sometimes, we don’t know how much our actions can influence the lives of others. It’s not always the big things that can have an impact on other people’s day. Often, it’s the little things that can become memorable in the future.
One grocery store employee realized this when he saw a little girl with special needs. She wanted to bag the groceries, so the store employee allowed her to help him. That one short moment became a precious one for the little girl.
Lisa Teach and her young daughter, Lilly, were at Giant Food Stores to pick up some groceries. According to Lisa, Lilly has a lot of dreams. She wants to be a doctor and a teacher. But the nine-year-old girl also wants to experience what it’s like to be a bagger.
In fact, Lilly had always been interested in the bagging process. Whenever she and her mother went grocery shopping, Lilly would contend herself with watching the bagger put their stuff in the bags. But this time, the little girl got a first-hand experience.
According to the mother from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, when they were at the counter, Lilly approached the bagger and had gotten the first bag prepared. The bagger at the counter, Isaac Witte, saw what the little girl was doing but didn’t stop her. In fact, he did the opposite.
Lisa shared the tender moment on her Facebook video. Isaac looked at the little girl and asked if she wanted to help him bag some groceries. The little girl was absolutely thrilled.
On a Facebook post, Lisa wrote:
"I don't know how Isaac knew how meaningful this would be to her, but somehow, he did. He took his time with her and let her bag each item."
Lisa also recorded a video of the pair, and it's just two minutes long, but it has now been viewed more than 60,000 times on social media. Isaac handed the items to Lilly, who expertly handled them and placed them carefully in the bags. She was an excellent bagger, and Isaac’s beaming face showed how proud he was of her.
Then, Lilly said:
"I love you."
Lisa was moved. Her daughter doesn’t say that to just everyone, but it was her way of thanking Isaac for making her happy, for appreciating her help, and for not dismissing her.
"A hero thinks not of themselves, but of others first. They find purpose and meaning in seeing someone else’s need and boldly reaching out to meet it. Isaac did just this for our daughter when he saw that she wanted to help bag groceries."
Isaac, meanwhile, was touched by how much his small act of kindness meant to Lilly and her family.
What made him happy was the fact that he had helped a little girl fulfill one of her dreams.