While I’m struggling to figure out what to get my friends and family for Christmas, it truly is the epitome of a “first world problem” – and many in the first world still don’t share my “problem” because they have an even greater one: they can’t afford it. For many, simply being able to make rent and put food on the table is a struggle, and many families have to deal with the grief of not being able to afford presents for their children.
Usually, we only hear how bad it is for some of the parents in our communities, but we rarely get to see it with our own eyes.
Customers and employees in a Tampa, FL, Walmart saw the sad truth for a young family who couldn’t pay for a proper stroller for their 7-month-old baby.
Every day, Alesha Mcclendon, her fiancé, and her baby walk to Walmart so she can use the computer to look for a job. The couple recently moved to the area in search of a better life.
Unfortunately, they haven’t been able to afford what they need, including a stroller for the child. Instead, the parents have been toting her along in an old, broken-down red wagon held together by pieces of wood. Inside, they placed a pillow and blankets for the baby.
Recently, witnesses saw the manager of the store come up to them with a gift from two of the store’s employees. It was a brand-new stroller, which the anonymous employees bought with their own money.
The mom says that she knew someone was going to notice the makeshift stroller but had no idea such a generous act of kindness would follow.
H/T Little Things