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Good Samaritan

April 30, 2013

While shopping at Walmart on April 13, I found I was short on my total purchases cost. The cashier kindly said she would set them aside for pick up the next day....

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richardson

Apr-30-13 2:10 AM

By his deed: Proof. That Travis is already 'blessed'.

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Tedeaux

Apr-30-13 2:25 AM

Proof that there are still good people in this world! Thank you Travis for showing us how we can all be a little kinder to the people around us.

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GysgtUSMC

Apr-30-13 5:33 AM

Perhaps I am missing something in this letter but I have to feel that this person took advantage of this man's kindness. She states that she was short for the amount owed yet it sounds like he paid for her entire purchase. Excepting a few dollars when finding yourself short is one thing, but 78.00 takes it to a whole new level. I myself would have generously declined the offer and purchased only what I had the money to pay for.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-30-13 6:10 AM

Richardson, I was thinking the same thing when I read the article. Travis was all ready blessed and was just passing it on.

This is the kind of love that Christ advocated; love your neighbors as yourself. Free will in action instead of coerced taxation and redistribution from the government. See a need; meet the need.

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Tedeaux

Apr-30-13 6:25 AM

Good point, TTFPa. Nothing demonstrates the heart of a society more than acts of kindness done voluntarily rather than that which are forced upon them.

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rick424

Apr-30-13 7:00 AM

These darn young people today, worthless. Sound familiar?

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eriklatranyi

Apr-30-13 7:16 AM

It proves the gov't doesn't tax Travis enough.

;)

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CMReeder

Apr-30-13 8:10 AM

From the middle of the line. All those people in line and thankfully one had a decent heart.

Reminds me of my own experience. While in Tx because of my brother's death I was in line at a grocery store. A young well dress black woman was ahead of me and she had two items and after the clerk rung up the sale she reached for her wallet to pay and the look on her face showed that something was amiss she was short $2. The clerk was annoyed and I offered to pay the difference. The young woman thanked me warmly and offered to pay me back, told her it was unnecessary for I was only visiting. The clerk however decided to tell her to remember and do it for others and to make sure she had the money to pay in the future. The young woman thanked me again and left, the clerk looked at me shaking her head and said some people. Some people indeed.

Travis you are a good man.

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rmiller

Apr-30-13 8:56 AM

GysgtUSMC,

A good perspective that seems to be missing here.

Chuck,

Was the woman's race germaine to the story? Instead of boasting on your action, perhaps you could have asserted that often many people do acts of kindness and never say a word.

What Travis did is honorable. ONe can only hope that his act of kindess wasn't without constant reminder of God's Word, Hebrews 13:2.

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garder54

Apr-30-13 9:02 AM

CMReeder, why does it matter she was black? Also, why can't you just acknolwedge someone's good deed without mentioning yours?

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Josh84

Apr-30-13 10:36 AM

@garder54, have you met chuck? besides, you forgot to mention the "well dressed" part.

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Josh84

Apr-30-13 10:36 AM

@garder54, have you met chuck? besides, you forgot to mention the "well dressed" part.

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CMReeder

Apr-30-13 12:21 PM

Not boasting Relene, relating. Yes she was black and by well dressed I mean conservative/business attire. The clerk was rude and sour.

I guess good deeds do get punished. You guys have no problem dishing it out.

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CMReeder

Apr-30-13 1:49 PM

How many of you would have done what Travis did?

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SteelerFan

Apr-30-13 1:56 PM

why mention that she was black at all Chuck?

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cheyenne

Apr-30-13 2:36 PM

I commend you on your good deed Chuck. However, I am curious. If the young woman you had helped had been white, would you have mentioned her race in relating your story? Does the fact that she was black somehow make a good deed better? Could this scenario equate to some degree to the election of a black president?

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Josh84

Apr-30-13 3:48 PM

CMReeder Apr-30-13 12:21 PM***"The clerk was rude and sour."

What color was the clerk Chuck? We must know.

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rick424

Apr-30-13 6:21 PM

"the black woman was well dressed and not using an EBT card, didn't match his stereotype."

Real winner there bobbie.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-30-13 9:43 PM

CMReeder,

Nice of you. I'm sure you can do the same locally.

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CMReeder

May-01-13 8:25 AM

What color was the clerk? Texan!

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CMReeder

May-01-13 8:31 AM

"If the young woman you had helped had been white, would you have mentioned her race in relating your story?" Probably because invariably I get ask the race from people.

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CMReeder

May-01-13 8:32 AM

No Bobbie you explained how you work and stereotype.

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CMReeder

May-01-13 8:45 AM

This is amazing. First you get upset that I mention the race of the woman I helped. Then her clothes. I also helped the clerk by avoiding to void a sale and holding up the line and all for $2. No one here notice that I had just lost my brother when this happened including the two people I helped.

I related a story of how people react under similar circumstances. Interesting how you all reated to it.

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JohnZook

May-01-13 11:54 AM

Interesting how Liberals always put people into "classes". Why is it necessary to mention the persons race? But only Conservatives are racist, right?

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rmiller

May-01-13 1:53 PM

Chuck,

"First you get upset that I mention the race of the woman I helped. Then her clothes."

We are simply asking the "why" you mentioned race. I don't believe that any person on here condems your act of kindness. Chuck, you asked all of us if we would have done what Travis had done? Would you have paid the woman's bill had it been sixty some dollars?

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