Simply Holding a Door Open Brings a Smile

A young boy of about 10 or so held the door open for several people at the grocery store (including me). His mother had already gone into the store…and didn’t realize her polite young son was still standing outside being very sweet. His mother was a bit surprised that her son was no longer following her and had that momentary panic parents have when they don’t know where their child has gone off to. I pointed to the door and showed her what he was up to.

You should have seen the looks on the faces of those he did this for and on his mother’s face too. People smiled, complimented him, and complimented his mother. In return, the boy’s smile radiated like the sun itself. Win-win, wouldn’t you say?

~Jerilynne, Wauconda, IL USA

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