A boy walked up to a stranger and asked him for the weirdest gift ever, this however changed the stranger's perception of life forever and his response to the situation will surely melt your heart.
We might not know this, but the littlest things that we take for granted may mean so much to others. That's the story of a man who was moved to tears by a little boy's account.
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On this particular Sunday, like every other one, this man dressed up and went to church. As a ritual for a while now, he had someone who pins a rose boutonniere to the lapel of his suit every Sunday in church.
That act was something he expects coming to church, and it was not considered a big deal. But this Sunday, as he was leaving the church after service, a young boy of about 10 approached him and asked him,
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"Sir, what are you going to do with your flower?”
Bewildered, he asked the boy what he needed the flower for, and the young lad answered,
“Sir, I’m going to give it to my granny. My mother and father got divorced last year. I was living with my mother, but when she married again, she wanted me to live with my father. I lived with him for a while, but he said I could not stay, so he sent me to live with my grandmother. She is so good to me. She cooks for me and takes care of me. She has been so good to me that I want to give that pretty flower to her for loving me.”
A boutonniere on a suit. | Photo: Shutterstock.
Touched at the depths of his soul and with a teary eye, the man removed the lapel on the flower and gave it to the kid. He then glanced up at the boy and said,
“Son, that is the nicest thing I have ever heard, but you can’t have this flower because it’s not enough. If you look in front of the pulpit, you’ll see a big bouquet of flowers. Different families buy them for the church each week. Please take those flowers to your granny because she deserves the very best.”
A bouquet of flowers.| Photo: Shutterstock.
After the boy heard this, he uttered a statement that left the man's heart melted, he said,
“What a wonderful day! I asked for one flower but got a beautiful bouquet.”
With this little encounter, the young man learned a grave lesson, never to take anything for granted; no matter how little it may be.