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WWII Veteran Never Thought He Would Experience This At A Grocery Store

Fred Mayhew, 89, was known around Hampden, Maine as the Fudge Man because he would deliver homemade fudge to the local fire department. He also served as an infantryman for the U.S. Army in 1945 and 1946. Yet, on an average day at the grocery store, he couldn't believe what a fellow shopper did.

He explained the incident by telling the Bangor Daily News, “I was standing there and I had two $20s in my hand to pay for my groceries when the girl behind me said: ‘Put that back in your pocket. I’m going to pay for that.' She told me, ‘Lots of luck,’ and, ‘Thank you for being a veteran.’”

Mayhew shared more of the experience by saying, “I’ve never seen her before in my life. I said, ‘What’s going on here?’” When Mayhew returned home, he told his wife Esther that he ended up not paying for the groceries. Esther said, “I said, ‘What did you do, steal them? He said, ‘No, a lady came up behind me and told me to put my money in my pocket.’”

The Mayhews have never met the woman who paid their grocery bill. Nonetheless, they wanted to share the story to let the woman know how much they appreciate her generosity. Mayhew added, “Good things still happen in the world.”

Photo: Bangor Daily News

Couple touched by woman's act of kindness.

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