It was the coldest day of the year and the most busiest. Christmas Eve. Two children and their Mother were sent off to go and get some food for the family. They went around the super market and found what they could. One of the children named ‘Alice’ found something that is so appetizing: the most neatest and perfect cheesecake. She took it and she gave it a good stare. Alice begged her Mother for the cheesecake. “I wont ask for anything else,” she assumed, “Its Christmas Eve today!” Her Mother allowed her to take the cake. The problem was that this family was insolvent.
It was finally their turn in the queue. Food was passing and beeps of money was erasing out of the bank cards. The total price was ‘$962.32’. The Mother was counting her tokens and her son was counting the money. The son shook his head. “Can you please take out the cheesecake? We didn’t really need it anyway,” the Mother said to the cashier, hopelessly.
As they were getting out of the supermarket, a man approached Alice. “Here,” he handed her a cheesecake, “have this cheese cake and enjoy it with your family.” The Mother looked astonished and she refused. “Once, when I was a little boy. I really wanted an ice cream, but I couldn’t have one because my family was poor. Then one man came to me and got me the ice cream I wanted. I didn’t even know him! So after that day, I vowed to be like that man and help everyone who is need.”
“Thank you so much. Please give me your contact details so I can pay you back,” the Mother said very gratefully. The stranger started writingÂ down something on a piece of paper, which everyone thought was his contact details. The man handed it to Alice. “When you get the chance to help someone, will you do it?” Alice nodded gently.
“Grandfather, Grandfather!” the children chanted. “Look what we’ve got from Christmas!” spluttered the Son, “Its a cheesecake! An actual cheesecake!” Nothing was said after, just smiles growing upon those four faces.
After the children left, the Grandfather gave the Mother a suspicious look. “Where did you get the money for that?” said Grandfather, accusing Mother of something. She explained what the kind man has done and that he left his contact on a note. The Grandfather took the note and opened it gently. It read ‘A simple act of caring, creates an endless ripple. That comes back to you…’
Memories drifted into Grandfather’s mind, for he was the person that gave that man the ice cream when he was young…