I went to Walmart (recently) in a depressed mood because of all the unpleasant things happening in my country. After filling my shopping cart with some groceries and a bag of potting mix, I put them through the self-serve payment line and opened my purse to pay. I had forgotten to bring my billfold and asked the woman in charge if I could leave the purchase in the cart while I went home to get it.
A couple nearby who was paying for their groceries insisted that they wanted to pay for my purchase. I strongly refused their offer, but they insisted that they were going to pay for it.
I went out of the store rejoicing that no matter how discouraging the national news may be, there are still thoughtful, generous people in the country, and in this case, near Carmel.
Ruth Ann Gigax, Carmel