I stopped at the gas station to fill up for the week. As I was waiting for the tank to fill, a little boy (maybe 5 years old) walked up to me with the biggest brown eyes I’ve ever seen and asked if he could wash my windows. I looked up to see his mom nervously smiling at me. We shared that silent mom grin that gives permission to talk to someone else’s child, but also pleads with them to be kind to their baby. I knelt down and asked him how much it would cost me, he said “maybe $1, ’cause I haven’t done this very much.”

With streaks of soap running down the doors and only the bottom half of the windows “clean”, I handed him $5. I told him he could keep half but had to use the other half to do something nice for someone else. He looked at me like Ed McMahon had handed him a million dollar check. He gave me the biggest hug and ran to his mom and said “Mom! I can get some candy and you can get some wine!”

I don’t think I’ve ever laughed that hard with a stranger.

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