I was working in the mall and I was having a pretty bad day at work. My boss was on my ass about working more hours and I was cranky. I went on lunch break and I saw a small family. It was two kids and a dad. They were walking past the Disney store and the girl saw the Belle dress and just lit up and was like "OMG DADDY, the dress it's beautiful can I have it?"
And the dad was like... Um, not right now sweetheart. We don't really have that kind of money. "
And her eyes got all big and watery and the boy was like "Stop that, dad says we don't have much money right dad?"
And the dad looked like he felt awful and he was like "Yeah we don't really have much money right now, I'm really sorry I shouldn't have brought you here to walk around."
And so he kept on walking with the kids, and I ran in there and brought her the Princess dress, and the boy a Toy Story train set.
I ran in the mall after them, and really startled them. The dad hugged his kids and I was like "Here" and he's like "Sorry miss, I can't afford these, it's fine."
I was like "No, they're yours." He's like "I can't do layaway either"
I finally shoved the receipt in his face and I was like "NO, I BOUGHT THEM FOR YOU."
He was like "Why?" I was like "My family didn't grow up with much money and I never got pretty dresses. You seem like a good dad and my day's been sucky. So making them smile will help, I think."
He looked so stunned, and I just handed the kids the stuff and him the receipt.
I then told him where I worked if the dress was in the wrong size cause I just gaged her size and I have no kids of my own.
I did feel incredibly much better. Especially when they came back another day and she was wearing the dress and she twirled and she sang for me.
Her name is Natalie, ^_^ I miss that job.