Letter: Too shocked at generosity to say thank you

This extraordinary act of generosity has validated to the old gentleman and myself that there are still amazing people out there.

To the editor:

I work as a cashier at Superstore in West Kelowna and I would like to take this opportunity to thank an extraordinary person.

I had an old gentleman come through my checkout lane last Thursday, September 25, whose purchase came close to $28. When I told the customer how much his order came to he became quite concerned because he did not expect the order to be that high; he seemed to not have enough money to pay for the whole purchase.

He was in the middle of picking through his selection of items, trying to choose those he wanted me to void from his order, when another customer who was standing next in line handed me a $50 bill. This person told me that he wanted to pay for his groceries. I was startled so I asked him if he wanted to pay the full amount. This gentleman said that he wanted to pay for it all as he did not like seeing people not being able to afford food.

When I told the old gentleman that the person beside him paid for his purchase in full, you could tell that he was in a state of shock. He looked at the generous person and thanked him, and you could tell by looking in his eyes that no words could describe how he truly felt.

I too was in shock. This extraordinary act of generosity has validated to the old gentleman and myself that there are still amazing people out there.

Thank you. I am sorry for not saying these words to you in person. You represent the true beauty that was meant to shine in humanity.

Monika Hudecova, West Kelowna



Just Posted

Need to catch up on news? You’re covered

Every Saturday the Capital News will highlight stories from the week

Big White board school among best

Director of snow sports, Josh Foster, is one of the top instructors in Canada

Seniors prefer funeral to lifestyle planning

Survey finds 73% of seniors have a will, only 13% have long-term care plan

Okanagan College business students soar

Medal winners at Western Canadian Business Competition

UBCO civil engineer touts cohousing option

Gord Lovegrove says cohousing is sustainable social and economic lifestyle

VIDEO: B.C. Mounties reunite veteran with lost military medals

RCMP say Zora Singh Tatla, who served in the army in India for 28 years, is the righful owner

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Province of B.C. confirms more positive tests for rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Federal government seeks public feedback on pedestrian safety

What safety measures do you think need to improved for pedestrians and cyclists?

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Airline passenger-rights bill claws back protections for travellers: Advocate

Bill C-49 would double tarmac delays, scrap compensation for flights affected by mechanical failures

Canadian research vessel to explore 19th Century shipwrecks

Commissioned this week in Victoria, the RV David Thompson is Parks Canada’s newest vessel

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

VIDEO: ‘New wave’ of anti-pipeline protests return to Trans Mountain facility

About 100 demonstrators with Protect the Inlet marched to the Burnaby terminal Saturday

B.C. man to plead guilty in connection with hit-and-run that killed teen

Jason Gourlay charged with failure to stop at the scene of accident, attempting to obstruct justice

Most Read