skepticultist (skepticultist) wrote in metaquotes,
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From a sermon by puf_almighty, about an everyday hero:

"Anyways it's real short: She was at a Whataburger, and normally at this Whataburger there is a hispanic woman who works there, and has her kids there, three kids who play with each other. But this day the two older children were away, and the only one was a little boy, maybe 2-3, sitting in a high chair in the middle of the restaurant. Not by a wall or table, just sort of out there. And whenever people would walk by, he wanted to interact or play with them, he'd say "RAAARH" and spread his hands, like he was playing at being a dinosaur. It was an invitation to play, but you could also see in his eyes this very real frustration, even rage. He was angry about this situation, being left here alone.

The mom didn't realize what was happening. He wasn't crying or screaming, or making a scene, but he was mildly disturbing everyone to walk past him. People would walk out, and you could hear them saying, "That's awful," and "we should call the child abuse people" and "I hate that kid," but nobody was actually doing anything to help.

So this woman, she eating her food and sees this going on. And she's thinking about how annoying the kid is, like everyone else. And then it occurs- it's not the kid's fault. What would you do in his situation? Be pissed off, maybe be silently pissed off but you sure wouldn't enjoy it. So she does what nobody else does- stands up, walks across the street, goes into the Dollar General store, and buys the kid about $3 worth of toys. Brings back a couple plastic dinosaurs, maybe some bugs or ninjas, and a few cars. Brings them to the kid and plays with him.

He is ECSTATIC.

At first he doesn't like the car and is most interested in the dinosaurs. But then she shows him how to make the dinosaurs attack and eat the car! And this is the absolute most hilarious thing he has ever seen, he laughs his little head off, and the car becomes an integral part of the entire situation. And she only has about five minutes to spare, but at the end of it he has toys, and he's happy. And she tells the mom that she's bought him some toys, and hopes that's okay- the mom says sure.

...

That woman is my hero."

Context's faith in humanity is restored.
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