“Never be afraid to help others in their time of need. You never know when you may need that shoulder to lean on.”
A man saw an old lady when he was driving his car, stranded on the side of the road. He saw that she needed help. So he stopped his Toyota near her Mercedes and came out.
He smiled, while he was approaching her, still she was worried, as nobody had stopped for hours. Moreover, he did not look safe, as his appearance was so poor and shabby. He could see, how frightened she was, so he tried to calm her: “I‘m here to help you, don‘t be frightened. My name is Jack.”
The tire was flat, so he had to crawl under the car. While changing the tire, he got dirty and his hands were hurt.
When the job was done, she asked how much to pay him for his kind help. Jack smiled. He said: “If you really want to pay me back, the next time you see someone, who needs help, give that person the required assistance.”
The same evening, the lady stopped by a small cafe. That place looked dirty. Then she saw a waitress, nearly eight months pregnant, wiping her wet hair with a towel. The waitress had a smile on her face, although she had spent on her feet the whole day.
The lady wondered how someone, who has so little, can be so kind and giving to a strange. Then she recalled Jack.
The lady had finished her meal and paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress went to get change and when she came back, the lady was gone. She left a note on the tissue paper: “You don‘t own me anything. Somebody once helped me, just like now I‘m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, do not let this chain of love end with you.” The waitress found 3 more one hundred bills under the napkin.
That night the waitress came home earlier, thinking about the lady and the money she left. She was wondering, how the lady could know, how much she and her husband needed it? Especially now, when the baby will soon arrive. She knew that her husband worried about that, so she was glad to tell him good news. Then she kissed him and whispered “Now everything will be all right. I love you, Jack.”