Pay It Forward

Here’s a happening that made my day when I heard about it. Eight ladies of the church bridge group had their year-end lunch last week. They chose a restaurant of good standing in the East Scarborough area, and didn’t skimp on their meals which included appetizers, main fare, desserts, and tea and coffee.

They were preparing to pay the bill, which was close to the two-hundred dollar mark, when their server informed them that it had been looked after.

It appeared that a well-to-do, pleasant, forty-something-year-old man had been observing these seventy-something-year-old church ladies enjoying their camaraderie, and chose them for his good deed for the day.

Apparently the server knew of the gentleman’s philanthropy from previous occasions and explained his kindness to these incredulous ladies.

It is one of the best random acts of kindness I have heard in a long time, and my cheeks still hurt from the smile that it brought to my face.

Doesn’t it make you want to pay it forward?