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A stranger’s generosity brings Virginia Beach woman to tears
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A stranger’s generosity brings Virginia Beach woman to tears

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Elizabeth Ricks of Virginia Beach went shopping at the Bed Bath & Beyond in the Pembroke area.

She wanted to buy two items, one which was a duster kit that she thought was $19.99. Once she got to the register, Ricks asked the cashier to verify the price. It was $44.99, much more than Ricks wanted to pay. She told the cashier she did not want it and would shop for something else. The cashier kept the box and said she’d restock it.

Later, while Ricks was shopping, the cashier approached her. The cashier told Ricks that a man who had been behind Ricks in line had bought the duster kit for her. Ricks was stunned. She asked if the man was still in the store so that she could thank him. The cashier said no and that he asked the cashier to give Ricks the item.

Ricks said she took the package and cried all the way home, filled with gratitude.

“I can only hope the gentleman who was so kind will see this note,” she wrote. “Please know that your thoughtfulness shall long be remembered and paid forward whenever I can. May all the joy in this somewhat hectic world be yours.”

Denise M. Watson, 757-446-2504,

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