Skip to comments.Kid in black buys meals for strangers (Merry Christmas)
Posted on 12/25/2013 5:19:34 AM PST by rawhide
No one noticed the kid at first, and why would they? On the morning before Christmas, folks grabbing breakfast in the cafeteria at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite surely had other things on their minds.
Then, a patron stepped to the register to pay for a meal. The black-clad kid some said he looked like a ninja, but others said, no, he was dressed for church slipped from behind a counter. His hand was full of cash; his face, full of smile.
Merry Christmas! he said. Its on me!
The startled diner didnt know what to say, but finally managed a thanks. The kid slipped behind the counter again. Moments later,someone else readied to pay for breakfast. The kid was a lightning bolt,striking fast.
Merry Christmas! Its on me!
And so it went. When the kid ran out of cash, his dad ponied up additional money;others dug into their pockets, or hit the ATM, then gave their money to the kid.By 12:30,the kid had spent about $500,fed maybe 100 people.
Then he was gone,a walking reminder that not all gifts come colorfully wrapped.
The kid in black is Jerry Sanders Jr., 8,of Kennesaw,a third grader at Blackwell Elementary in Cobb County. Jerry apparently likes to stay busy.Earlier this week, he visited a retirement home in Smyrna and gave residents plants to brighten their rooms.
Jerry Jr. wasnt available for an interview Tuesday afternoon. He had a role in his churchs Christmas play that evening he was a shepherd, watching over his flock by night and didnt have time to talk.
But Jerry had already made his point: The best gifts are those you give. Two thousand years ago, three men bearing gifts shared that message.
On Christmas Eve in Atlanta, so did the kid in black
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May God bless him and his parents for such a nice gesture during these trying times.
Don’t you know that we Masons are up to no good. I see it on F.R. occasionally, especially on the religion forum (Where we are accused of being a religion too).
Graybeard58 - 35 year Mason.
I know what you mean.... Try being a Mormon on this blog...
Many mason's i’ve known over the years seem to have this, “see what i’ve done” or “behold all the great things the masons have done”.
Not railing on y'all, but it's a curious thing.
I’m a Master Mason also - not as many years as you though, brother!
This is a child who has been raised properly. His parents should be proud of the job they have done. A generous heart is a wonderful thing to nurture.