The pensioner met a mother of three children at the bus station. She had forgotten her wallet at home.
The man made an incredible offer and received a surprising reward for his kindness.
Donald was 79 years old. He was quite elderly and could barely bear the intense morning cold.
On that fateful day, he hoped to do some shopping at a supermarket 30 km away from his home.
He had to travel a long way, but since the prices there were low, it suited him with his small pension.
As he approached the bus stop, he saw a young woman waiting for her bus.
She had her child in her arms and at the same time was trying to keep her other 2 children in order.
In the meantime, they engaged in a conversation.
As it turned out, the woman’s name was Ellen, and she lived behind his house with her husband and 3 children.
She was taking her child to the doctor. Since the woman had forgotten her purse, the kind old man offered her his bus ticket.
He could no longer go shopping. Ellen got on the bus with the children. Donald saw them leave and returned home.
He entered the kitchen. He stared at the empty refrigerator.
He had to make do with what little he had, but the sacrifice to help a struggling young woman was worth it.
He opened the last can of soup and sat down to eat, watching the soap opera on TV. Then he dozed off in front of the TV.
Later, he woke up to the sound of the doorbell. He opened it. There was no one there. Then he noticed several boxes in front of the door, filled with food.
One of the boxes had a note:
“Dear Mr. Donald, thank you for your kindness towards us. Please accept this gesture of my gratitude. Come to dinner at our place on Saturday!”