Yesterday as part of one of my part time jobs I was required to reset chips, pretzels and the like in a grocery store. I worked along aside a representative from the food company doing what is known as a "reset." He was an African American man married with two children.
He quickly became impressed with my work ethic. That led to me talking about my past four years and current situation. To this Lyndon replied that he was thankful that he had a full time job with health care benefits but worried about the future his two sons would face. Lyndon also worried about his own future and wondered when he turned 50 would he put out to pasture. We both mused that this country has changed quite a bit since we were kids, and not for the better.
Despite what I'm sure is a man of modest income, he offered to buy me lunch out of his own pocket. I declined but we was still kind enough to bring back an Orange Juice for me. A total stranger worried that I did not have the financial resources to eat properly, even with his own issues.
We need more Americans and people like Lyndon. Willing to work hard, raise children with morality and respect for others and take care of each other. I'll probably never see Lyndon again but his kind generosity will certainly remain with me for a lifetime.