Thankful Thursday: Pay it forward

March 27, 2014 

Thank you to the young mother behind me at WinCo on St. Patrick's Day. I was shopping for a friend of mine whose husband is in the hospital in Seattle. This woman not only helped me unload the cart, but when I remembered I had not brought my checkbook and didn't have enough cash for the purchase, she volunteered to pay the balance. She would not give me her name so I could repay her -- she insisted it was simply a "pay it forward."

I truly appreciated her kindness and generosity. What a wonderful way to be reminded of the goodness of my fellow Tri-Citians!

VICKI LOCATI, Pasco

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