Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can have the greatest payoff. Robert Navarro had no intention of being rewarded when he offered a stranger money to cover the rest of her groceries. However, not content with letting the man’s goodwill go unacknowledged, that stranger found a way to return the favor in spades with a generous payout.
Low On Funds
Getting to the checkout at a grocery store and discovering that you don’t have enough money is a terrible feeling. It certainly was for Delmaretta Stipp, who had that experience at Walmart recently. She needed to pay $151 for her shopping, but she could only find $138 in her wallet. Feeling the pressure of holding people up while trying to somehow find more money, Stipp decided not to purchase some of her groceries. However, that was when a stranger came forward and offered to cover the $13 she owed.
Happy To Help
Navarro, a 36-year-old security officer, was the one who wanted to help. Stipp had never met the man before in her life, nor did she expect him to give her any money. However, he was more than happy to pay the extra $13 because she reminded him of his late mother. The woman was so grateful to Navarro that she decided to share his kindness with the local news station. That was when the security officer got the surprise of his life.
Here’s Your Reward
Ryan Wolf of Fox San Antonio organized a reunion between Stipp and Navarro. The latter thought he was there to receive a coffee and a thank you. Instead, Wolf gave the man $1,000 as a reward for his selfless actions. Navarro had only given Stipp $13, but because of that act of kindness, he was now one grand richer.
While Navarro was obviously thrilled with his generous payout, he didn’t help Stipp for the money. Being there for someone in need was a reward in itself.
Sikhs Around The World Created A Food Donation Program For The Elderly
The world has experienced one of the biggest pandemics, and it’s still ongoing. The 14-day isolation restrictions have left many people unable to provide for themselves, with the elderly being hit the hardest by this new reality. Nonetheless, there are good people out there doing their best to help. The Sikh community, also known as the “Turbans of Australia,” spent over $4,000 Australian dollars on a food donation program to help.
Helping People In Need
People first in priority are the elderly, disabled and people who are at greater risk of serious complications from the virus. However, the Sikhs decided they would help anyone who calls for help. So far, 1.5 tons of food was donated to the Sydney residents who are unable to shop for basic necessities.
Home Cooked Meals
Another Sikh organization stepped in and delivered over 1,000 home-cooked meals for those in need, predominantly in the city’s southeastern neighborhoods. All the volunteers from both programs worked tirelessly for hours to provide enough food for anyone who called in.
The Big Apple Branch
The organization is also active in New York City. There are strict hygiene procedures for those handling the food. Everyone has to wear gloves and masks, keep a distance from each other, and sterilize the equipment and the surfaces. Similar to Australia, the packages are being delivered to people who are especially vulnerable to the virus. The volunteers are examined by physicians to ensure they are virus-free before heading out.
Working With The Government
Sikhism is a sector of faith that believes in a plant-based diet, therefore the meals consist of dried fruit, rice, and lentils.
In addition to the amazing work they’ve been doing, several Sikh organizations around the east and west coast are willing to work with government agencies to help distribute food and medicine to communities in need.
This is one of so many positive stories surfacing during this trying time, which goes to show that solidarity exists amid tough times.