At first glance he looked like any boy in the area as he reached the counter with his gallon of milk to buy. He looked well cared for with clean clothing, and grooming hair. After I rung up the gallon of milk he started with two dollars and then proceeded to count out four quarters. He then began counting the small amount of remaining change he had in his procession. Glancing at the little pile of nickels and pennies I became concerned he did not have enough money. He was not purchasing junk food such as candy and donuts that most of the other children who enter but real food.
The woman next in line had the same concern when she then told us she will pay for the milk. The boy looked concerned about the matter but I quickly added her groceries to the bill and she began paying . She then told him he can go ahead and get the milk so I handed it to the boy who then left the store. While the woman paid for her purchased I thanked her. She told me she had been in that situation before so she wanted to help her. I think many of have been in the situation. It was a small gesture for her but so wonderful for the boy and his family.