Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hello Secret Santa

Tonight my mum and I went out to a few stores, Lowes being one of them. I always buy my Christmas lights at Lowes, so we went down the Christmas isle, picked up some white and gold lights, and then I started looking at all the lit up yard decorations. As I moved down the isle, I started looking at the little lit up tree's that you would put on your front porch. They had the one I loooove, it's there every year; but unfortunately it's a little too much.. Anyways while I'm looking at the tree's, this man walks by, and asked if I liked them, I said "oh yes, I love them but they are a little to expensive", he laughed and replied "ah, money isn't nothing"! I was just like okay, maybe to you buddy. Then I walked off with my mum. As we were on the next isle looking, he came up and asked my opinion on one of the little lit Christmas trees, so I walked back with him. He said he wanted another one for his porch, so I showed him the one that I love. He, too, liked it, and asked if I was going to get the same one, I said "no, it's too much for me..". He just laughed and said "thank you".

I walked away and my mum and I went outside to look at the real Christmas tree's and wreaths.. the smell just makes me instantly think of Christmas. As we walked back inside to go look at the Poinsettias, I saw the man with the little Christmas tree in his buggy, he waved a friendly wave. When we were getting ready to check out, that man came back up to me, and asked my name. I said it was 'Kristen', he replied "Merry Christmas Kristen, the tree is yours"! He gave me the receipt, and said "it's already paid for, and waiting up at the desk". Wha wha whaaaaaaaaat! (That's all that was going through my head..) I was so shocked, I didn't know if it was true.. I stood there with my mum, paralysed. Then when I finally had the courage to shut my mouth and move my feet, we walked up front and asked the woman, she said "yup, he said it was yours". My mum said "we have to go find him and thank him", so we went in search for him. As soon as we found him, I walked up, hugged him, and just asked "why".. he said "I could see the twinkle in your eye, and I could tell you really wanted it". Then he said "Don't ever stop believing in Santa". I hugged him three more times after that, I just couldn't believe someone could be so sweet! It turns out, he's a Pastor that just moved here, I guess God was talking through him, huh. After I said my thanks yous, my mum and I walked away, I looked at her, she had begun to cry. I asked why, she said "that's the sweetest thing". And it really was the sweetest thing. I will forever have my little tree, I love it! And every time I see it, I will think of the sweet man who gave it to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Now it's my turn to do something sweet!

Did I mention the tree was around $70!

8 comments:

Jasmin said...

Wow, this amazing story got me all teary eyed! So amazingly sweet!!!!!
Christmas spirit in the true sense of the word!!!

Adrienne said...

What an endearing story (I actually thought he was hitting on you until the end of the post :)).

Every year you bring out the tree, you will think of that man's kindness.

Any chance you could use your great photography skills and show us a photo of your new gift?

Mo Pie, Please said...

This story is so amazing! What a generous person. I just can't believe that something so amazing happened at Lowes of all places!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Aww, how lovely! Some people are just so nice!

Megan said...

You brought some little tears to my eyes. Such a beautiful story!

Amy said...

It's so nice to hear that someone so lovely lives in Beaufort! I've missed your posts dear and I'm glad you've recovered from your birthday :) Can't wait for dinner & cornhole on Thursday! Loves!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness, that's so precious! I thought he was just being creepy at first, but I guess I was judging him to quickly. It is nice to know there are still people that do sweet things like this.

Kristen said...

What a wonderful story of giving for the season. I love the tree too!