Noisy boys are intimidated as 6′ 5″ man approaches them at Taco Bell, offering the unexpected
Spending a little share of your hard-earned money on others does make one happy and content. This incident happened in the year 2016, but it is still so refreshing to read—indeed, the beauty of an act of kindness never fades away.
That day, Josh Walker came across an incredible act of generosity while dining at a Taco Bell restaurant in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In a post shared on a Love What Matters Facebook page, Walker recalled laughing to himself when a noisy bunch of exuberant youngsters came bursting into the restaurant.
Well, the Jon Snow comparisons have finally stopped. 🙂
With smiles on their faces, the four young boys were talking loudly, craving for a taco. But even though they were yearning for food, only one of them ordered something to eat.
Seemingly unable to afford anything to satisfy their cravings, the other three boys “sat and stared at the menu with hungry glances.”
The boys went on to talk about school, life, and many other subjects while waiting for their friend to finish his meal.
Their clamorous voices attracted the attention of one 6-foot-5-inch-tall diner. All of a sudden, the huge man, likely a truck driver, strode over to the boys’ table.
The boys were intimidated as the driver approached them. “As all of the boys shrank back on view of this 6’5 giant, the words that issued forth made my day,” Walker wrote.
Surprisingly, the driver asked the boys, “Y’all want a slushie? Come on up here, let’s get you guys something.”
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Hearing his offer, the three small dudes were delighted. They instantly leaped out of their chair and happily dashed to the counter to order their share of flavored frozen drink.
And when they knew the gentle giant was also buying them food, they proceeded to order 12 packs of soft tacos.
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The driver requested to pay before the food arrived as he had to be back on the road.
“Card swiped, a goodbye given, and this gentle man quickly went for the back door without asking for a thank you for the young boys,” Walker wrote.
“I nodded silently to him and flashed a smile as a signal that he had been seen,” he added.
The generous driver made his way out of the fast food restaurant while lifting a hand in farewell toward the boys standing at the counter.
Grinning from ear to ear, the three boys turned and yelled a warm thank you to the gentle giant as he exited the restaurant, running to his semi truck, which was parked to the side of the building.
“Today, Love and Kindness looked like a 12 pack of soft tacos and 3 Starburst Freezes,” Walker concluded.
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Kudos to the stranger for filling the hungry boys’ bellies.
The truck driver probably felt joyful spending his money on the boys too, because generous behavior can activate a change in our brains that makes us happier, according to a new study by researchers from Zurich University, published in Nature Communications.
Giving really is better than receiving!
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