It was market day.
I was doing my usual prowl, and popping in and out of the charity shops hunting for toys and children’s books.
I spied a hand-push along lion for 40p with flat batteries. I took him to the stall selling batteries and other electrical replacements.
A very helpful guy took the lion, and after trying various batteries and other adjustments, handed it back fully-functional.
It probably took ten minutes of his time.
When I asked how much I owed, he smiled and shook his head – ‘on the house, no payment’.
He wouldn’t even accept a coffee/money for one.
It was bitterly cold standing there.
I will certainly be telling my friends of his kindness.
Whether or not the parents will appreciate the new, functional lion – flashing lights and jangling tune – waits to be seen! That guy really made my day.
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