Mandy Moo Fish shared a story on Facebook that will warm your heart. A story that serves as a reminder that the little things make all the difference.
Fish’s son Vaughn was ill one day when he and his mother pulled up to a Caltex gas station in Gillitts. It was there the boy found a new friend in the attendant who worked there.
“Within moments the attendant had him laughing and smiling,” Fish wrote, recalling how the attendant, Tony, made her son’s day despite his being under the weather.
“Since then we regularly visit the station and Vaughn eagerly looks out for his new friend,” Fish went on. “Tony always takes the time to talk to Vaughn…”
Vaughn and his mother haul bikes to and from Giba. Tony just so happened to be in need of one and asked the mother and son duo to watch for an affordable one.
Little did this gas station attendant know he’d come across a boy with a heart so big, he’d use his vacation money to help his new friend instead.
“Above all things I regard kindness of heart,” Fish said. “And over the years I’ve tried to live like that and teach my child to do the same.”
Her example appears to have paid off, too. Vaughn had been collecting change, saving up so he and his mom could take a holiday.
Instead, he asked if he could use the money to get Tony a bike to ride to work. Fish couldn’t have been more proud of her sweet son.
“Our children make us proud on so many occasions,” Fish shared. “But today my heart and his is so full of the joy at the kind man’s face as he, rather stunned, accepted his gift from this 10-year-old boy.”
“Keep being kind, and generous, with your time and money and remember bringing joy to others can bring just as much joy to yourself,” Fish wrote to her son.
Well done, Vaughn!