General Non-Fiction posted July 11, 2022

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What a Guy

by Carolyn Dooley

In 1972, we did not have enough money to pay for our son's Christmas 'layaway.' My military husband was home on leave.

He accompanied me to the department store clerk, cancelling the order.

When the young compassionate male manager overheard our conversation. He 

walked over and paid the entire balance.

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My husband asked the young man for his name and address. He told the man, as soon as he got the money, he would send it to him. The guy refused to tell us his address. And told us,

"Merry Christmas."

What a guy.

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