Man Receives Note From Stranger After He Can't Pay Bill
Michelle Shreeve 12/6/2016
Switching bank accounts can be beneficial, but can also be a pain to have to switch everything over. Not to mention having to transfer all of your funds and direct deposit information over takes time as well.
Once everything gets squared away, things start to flow regularly again. That is, once everything is set up properly. Until that point, it can be a really stressful process...
Tyson Crawley had just switched bank accounts and transferred all of his funds to a new account the night before. The next day he went to go and get gas. After he finished pumping, Tyson realized too late that he didn't have enough money to pay for his purchase. He left his new debit card at home and only had his previous debit card with him. His gas bill was $109.91, which instantly caused him to go into panic mode.
He had another card that was linked to his joint account, but unfortunately he couldn't remember the pin number to that card. So there he was, at the register, without a means to pay for his hefty gas bill. He had to get to work, his dog was barking from his car, and after searching for any pin reminders in his phone, he realized he had absolutely no way to pay for his gas purchase. He was about to tell the clerk when something shocking happened.
A man walked up beside Tyson and asked him if he needed money to pay his bill. Without hesitation, the man swiped his own card for Tyson, and paid the $109.91 gas bill in full for him. So grateful, Tyson thanked the man for his kindness and asked him to write down his phone number, so that Tyson could pay the man back. The man wrote something on the back of the receipt, took a picture with Tyson, and then left. When Tyson went to look at the receipt, he couldn't believe his eyes.
The kind man did not write his phone number on the back of the receipt like Tyson asked. Instead, he wrote his name, 'John,' accompanied with three little words, 'Pass it on.' And so Tyson did just that, by sharing what this kind man did on social media, in the hopes of inspiring others. He also added some advice to go along with the picture:
"Please be beautiful people, and remember it's not about keeping up with the Joneses, having the biggest house, most expensive car, the largest bank account, but work with each other. After all, what is money compared to the quality of human life?"
Wow! What a beautiful ending to what could have been a really bad day for Tyson.
Watch this video to see a gas station pay it forward chain reaction.
Tyson is right, that money is just a material thing, and that what matters the most is each other and how we can help one another. Spread this message so everyone can be reminded to show acts of kindness every day.