Marine Wife Receives Surprise At Her Local Kroger - Stranger Takes Her Groceries

Random acts of kindness go a long way regardless of your life circumstances, but they can be even more touching when you’re going through a particularly emotional time. Casey Carpenter was going through that, as her husband is deployed as a member of the US Marine Corps. As any military spouse can attest, that takes some getting used to, and it can also lead to an unconscionable amount of worrying that your loved one will return home safely.

As Woman’s World shares, Carpenter is of course still living her life while her husband is deployed, but she keeps a little piece of him with her in the form of a USMC sweater she wears. She had that on while she was doing a little grocery shopping at the Kroger near her home in Goshen, Ohio, and she struck up a conversation with a nice man that noticed the sweater. She explained that it was her husband’s, and the man offered up some words of wisdom for her since he was a veteran himself.

"That place over there almost took me away from my wife and my four kids,” he said. “Promise you'll stay true and honest to him while he's gone and love him like you've never loved him before when he gets home."

Just like that, the man insisted on buying her groceries for her, and Carpenter was incredibly surprised.

"I went to Kroger tonight wearing one of my husband's sweatshirts. I got in line to check out and the man in front of me asked if the sweatshirt was mine. I said 'oh no, it's my husband's.' It caught me pretty off guard, to say the least,” she wrote on social media. “He then asked if Austin was with me so he could say thank you and I just said 'thank you, but unfortunately, he's deployed right now.' The man then, without hesitation started putting my groceries up on the belt with his and told me he was paying for my groceries tonight. I was speechless.”

Carpenter was a combination of stunned and grateful. This wasn’t exactly how she planned her day to go, but she knew enough to take it for what it was: an incredible random act of kindness that she can now pay forward.

“The only thing I could get out was, 'oh my gosh, are you sure, thank you so much' almost a dozen times,” she continued. “I'm still in shock over an hour later. There's still so much good in the world and we need to start focusing on that rather than focusing on all the bad."

Excellent sentiments from Carpenter, and you can be sure she’ll have little trouble focusing on the positive - at least for a little while.

Source: Woman's World
Photo: Casey Carpenter/Facebook

Casey shared her surprising encounter on social media.

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