As parents, we want to give our children everything we can, without spoiling them or making them feel entitled. Alyssa Hackler, of Coweta, Oklahoma, was at the Fort Smith Target, shopping with her 2-year-old son, Owen, when something extraordinary happened.
Owen saw the dinosaurs and grabbed all three off the self. As a typical toddler, he wanted all of them but his mom told him he needed to choose one. As they stood there deliberating over which one to choose - light green, orange or dark green - a man walked by and stopped to talk to Owen.
This is what Alyssa wrote about the experience on Facebook, "This momma just cried in the middle of Target. We were at Target waiting on Grammi and we found some dinosaurs. Owen grabbed all 3 and we were trying to pick out which one he wanted when Owen abruptly yelled "Hi" at this older man walking past us. He turned around and said, "Hey sweet boy." He proceeded to play dinosaurs with Owen and, with this crazy world we live in, I was a little hesitant as to how close he was with Owen.”
“The man got his wallet out and pulled a $20 out, he put it in Owen’s pocket on his shirt and said, ‘I just lost my 2 year old grandson last week. You take this money and buy this boy all three dinosaurs,’ and rubbed Owens back, wiped his tears, and walked off. After Owen yelled ‘thank you’ the gentleman turned around and yelled ‘Boomer Sooner!’ There is still some good in this world.”
What an incredible grandfather, blessing another child in honor of the one he lost. We are praying for him and his family in the wake of their loss.
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