Yard sales are an easy way to unload a bunch of unwanted stuff and clear space for new things. They can be fun and a bonding activity with the whole family. Getting things ready for a yard sale forces us to examine our belongings, remember how we came by them, and then price them for sale. This can bring up a lot of emotional memories. Yard sales also put us in contact with new people and the public at large. When one woman who was operating a yard sale overheard a little girl talking to her mother, she became uncomfortable. And when she looked at the girl’s mother’s face, she knew she had to act quickly or she’d miss her chance.
Because she was uncomfortable, the woman who hosted the garage sale has asked to remain anonymous. She saw the young girl and her mother approaching the property with a glint in their eyes.
As they scanned over the items for sale, the little girl quickly noticed the Pink Disney Princess TV that was on the table. Her dull eyes lighted up because she wanted it to be hers.
But when the little girl turned to her mother and utter the following words, the woman hosting the garage sale felt her heart shatter into thousands of pieces.
“I overheard the little girl very politely ask her mom if there was anything she could do to earn the money to buy the TV. She did not just ask if she could have it. She asked if she could earn the money herself,” the woman shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page. “She was 6 years old. Her mom told her she could not afford it right now, then kissed her forehead. The little girl replied, ‘It’s okay mommy’ and grabbed her mom’s hand.”
The woman hosting the garage sale was impressed with the little girl’s discipline and willingness to work for things in life.
“I could tell this mom and daughter had gone through something and the interactions between them were so genuine, so precious. I saw the little girl look over at the TV every so often…My heart was mush.”
After a lot of consideration, the mother and her daughter brought the items they wanted to buy up to the woman. The moment of decision had arrived. And the woman knew what she had to do.
“I said, ‘I would like you to have these things, no charge.’ Tears filled her eyes as she thanked me, told me how much it meant to her, and that I had no idea how much I was helping her right now. Then she asked, ‘but why?’ I said, ‘I sense that you are going through something right now, and I don’t need to know what that ‘something’ is. But you obviously have not let it deter you from being an amazing mom, and you are raising a wonderful, beautiful, joyful, polite, little girl.’”
After giving the mother and her daughter permission to take anything they needed, the woman wrote, “I quietly asked her if I could give her little girl the Disney Princess TV… I wish everyone could have seen the look on that beautiful little girls face when my husband carried that TV to her car. I will never forget it.”
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