Mississippi woman surprises Walmart store by paying for Christmas shoppers' bill
Christmas Jars movement gives US change to countries in need
‘Christmas Jars’ author Jason Wright on the importance of paying it forward during the holidays.
The 1994 film "Angels in the Outfield" showed what is possible when angels are in the right place at the right time, and one Texas family experienced this firsthand last week when they witnessed a "God-sent" angel help them just in time for Christmas.
"There ARE good people in this world!" Ben Hendley wrote in a Facebook post after witnessing the generosity of Joyce Hargrave Felton, a Mississippi woman who covered a family’s shopping bill.
Hendley said he was waiting in the cashier line at a Walmart store in Canton, Texas, when he noticed a man ahead of him struggling to pay.
RINGO STARR ANNOUNCES COFFEE TABLE BOOK FOR CHARITY
"This couple (passing through from Fort Worth, Texas) are trying to get their kid's presents as they travel to their family get-together (they live two hours away)," Hendley wrote in his post. "And his card gets declined. Again. And again …"
Then came the Christmas miracle.
"The lady in front of me (from Mississippi) says, ‘You know what? It's Christmas! I'll pay for it!’" Hendley added.
According to Hendley, the man became embarrassed, and his wife explained the total was "a couple hundred dollars." But that did not discourage Hargrave from covering it.