please read, it's so adorable.(=
I was walking
around in a Target store, when I saw a Cashier hand this little boy
some money back.
The boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old.
The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough
money to buy this doll.'
Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him:
''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough
The old lady replied: ''You know that you don't have
enough money to buy this doll, my dear.''
Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went
to look a round. She left quickly.
The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.
Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give
this doll to.
'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much
She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.'
I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after
all, and not to worry.
But he replied to me sadly. 'No, Santa Claus can't bring it
to her where she is now.
I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my
sister when she goes there.'
His eyes were so sad while saying this. 'My Sister has gone to
be with God.
Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I
thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my
My heart nearly stopped.
The little boy looked up at me and said: 'I told daddy to tell
mommy not to go yet.
I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.'
Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was
He then told me 'I want mommy to take my picture with her so
she won't forget me.'
'I love my mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me,
but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little
Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.
I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose
Again, just in case you do have enough money for the
'OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.'
I added some of my money to his with out him seeing and we started
to count it.
There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.
The little boy said: 'Thank you God for giving me enough
Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I
went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this
so that mommy could give It to my sister. He heard
'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my
mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much.
But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white
'My mommy loves white roses.'
A few minutes later, the old lady returned and I left with my
I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I
I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.
Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago,
which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a
young woman and a little girl.
The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a
The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the
life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able
to recover from the coma.
Was this the family of the little boy?
Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the
news paper that the young woman had passed away.
I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I
went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was
exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her
She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her
hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her
I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed
The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is
still, to this day, hard to imagine.
And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this
away from him.