Monday, January 18, 2016

Touching kindness of teen Target cashier Ishmael Gilbert who patiently helped an elderly lady count out pennies to pay for all her items captures the hearts of thousands online



So much of what I cover on this blog has to do with the ugliness of the world. 
But, every now and then I come a cross a story that involves the kind of human kindness that doesn’t get the adulation it deserves.  God Bless Ishmael! 

Daily Mail reports an employee of a Target store in Indiana has become an internet star after a story about his patience and kindness to a customer was shared by tens of thousands online.

Ishmael Gilbert, 19, a cashier at Target in Glendale, Indiana, had only been working at the store for a few days when an elderly woman pulled up to his till. Right behind her was young mom Sarah Owen Bigler, 35, who later posted her lengthy account of the following events on her Facebook page. 

'Yesterday Matt was sick. I picked up Archie from the sitter and Eloise from school and decided to run to Target for a few things,' she wrote. 'I had hoped to be in and out quickly. I found a line with just one person ahead of me and began organizing my items on the conveyor.' 

However, after organizing herself, Sarah looked up to see that the one person ahead of her was an elderly woman who was attempting to pay for her items entirely in change and with each one paid for separately. 

'Part of me, the part that had a long day at work, the part of me who had a one-and-a-half year old having a melt down in the cart, the part that had set an unnecessary timeline for Target and getting home, was frustrated with this woman and the inconvenience she had placed on me,' wrote Sarah.

'BUT then I watched the young employee with this woman. I watched him help her count her change, ever so tenderly taking it from her shaking hands. I listened to him repeatedly saying "yes, mam" to her.' 

She added that not once did the cashier roll his eyes or make any outward signs of being at all annoyed or inconvenienced by the women. 


More here

This kid was raised right! 

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