Walmart Cashier Helps Calm A Nervous Elderly Man Paying With Change
November 13, 2017
Credit: Spring Herbison Bowlin
A Mississippi woman was moved by a Walmart cashier’s kindness toward an elderly customer.
Spring Herbison Bowlin stopped by Walmart last Thursday and was in the checkout line when an elderly gentleman in front of her pulled out handfuls of change from his pockets.
“This gentleman’s items were scanned and he was given the total,” Bowlin said. “He looks apologetically back at me and starts taking handfuls of change out of his pockets. He miscounts and starts to get flustered.”
He looked back at Bowlin again and muttered, “I’m so sorry.”
“His hands and voice are shaking. This beautiful cashier takes his hands and dumps all the change on the counter and says, ‘This is not a problem, honey. We will do this together,’ ” Bowlin recalls.
The cashier finally finished his transaction and the man shuffled away.
“I looked at this wonderful woman and said, ‘Thank you for being so patient with him.’
“She shakes her head and replies, ‘You shouldn’t have to thank me, baby. What’s wrong with our world is we’ve forgotten how to love one another.’ “