Graduation is a time of celebration where many accomplished young men and women received their diplomas, and their families couldn’t be more proud of them.
One father, Rob Edwards was particularly thrilled to see his son’s graduation last month.
The boy, of course, was naturally very happy, but not as much as his father was perhaps.
Rob was so proud of Cole, that he found himself sharing the exciting news with perfect strangers.
The reaction he received was something he never expected.
Rob needed to conduct some business at his local bank before the graduation ceremony.
He held the door open for a woman that happened to be walking into the building at the same time.
Inside the woman waited for Rob to enter the line ahead of her, but he insisted that she go ahead of him.
“I said, ‘By all means go in front of me, today my son graduates. I’m slowing down and want to savor every minute,” the proud father admits.
The two got chatting as the woman took her place in line in front of him while they waited for the next available bank tellers.
Their discussions shifted from their days to the difficulties of raising a teenager, the woman walked up to the counter when a teller became available.
Rob approached the next teller’s booth, he then looked down to where his wallet had been only to discover an envelope there waiting for him to open it.
He was a little perplexed when he saw that little white container as he had not walked in with any envelopes, the stranger he had recently met walked past him at that moment.
“Congratulations, I’m so happy for you,” she exclaimed.
Rob was startled by the message, but he continued his business with the teller.
When the transaction was complete he then opened the mysterious envelope and what he found inside took him by complete surprise.
A fresh crisp $50 bill from the very bank he was standing in was inside so without hesitation Rob ran outside to find the woman who had placed it there.
He spotted her sitting in her car Rob tried to give it back but the woman refused.
He would never forget the words she said next: “When you talk about your boy, YOU GLOW. You’re a blessing to him, I want to bless him, too!”
Rob was touched as she didn’t know anything about him or his son, but wanted to share the joy that she felt when Rob talked about Cole.
He wanted to spread the message about this kind heart who had brought him such an unexpected blessing.
“I don’t know her name; I’ve never seen her before. But I will never forget her love,” the dad declared. “I asked to take a picture with her. And hugged her neck.”
“We need more of this in the world today. Not the money. But kindness. I hugged a complete stranger today. My son who I love with all my heart was shown love. Many of you who know me know what I believe in. Sounds kinda familiar don’t it. It warms the father’s heart to love the son. I am blessed, ” he adds.
Cole is fortunate to have such a proud father who is grateful for the kindness he is shown, this young man has grown up with an excellent role model.
We hope he will always be open to sharing a word with a stranger.
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