It’s a Sunday and all the florist shops are closed. I needed a custom item the same day and visited Kroger’s floral section hoping I could find a suitable substitute.
I asked someone working in the section if they had any and she responded they could make one if ordered at least 24 hours in advance. A lady who normally works in that section, happened to be in the store doing her own grocery shopping and overheard our conversation.
She asked me what I was looking for and WHILE OFF THE CLOCK, put her own grocery shopping on hold, begin pulling flowers together and made it on the spot.
She handed me the item with a smile. I told her how deeply grateful I was for her kindness. And, as quickly as she appeared, she left.
Her name is Elsie Short.
She has no idea about the impact she made today (the item was not for me). But as for me, I wouldn’t care if Kroger were more expensive than every other grocery store. What Elsie Short did today was more than enough to make me a Kroger customer for life!
I thought someone should know.
Originally posted by Paul Luckett to Facebook here.