A World War II veteran from Florida received a surprise when a stranger in an Orlando grocery store performed an act of kindness that left him thrilled over what he is calling his “best Christmas present” ever.
George Seney Jr. said he was standing in line at the store when a woman behind him noticed he was wearing his WWII service ball cap, Fox 35 Orlando reports. The 93-year-old member of the Coast Guard said the woman walked up to him and pushed something into his hand.
“The lady on the end of the line noticed I was a World War II veteran so she comes over and thanks me for my service and gave me a big hug and said, ‘I want you to have a Merry Christmas,’ and she put something in my hand,” Seney told Fox.
When he opened his hand, Seney saw that the woman had slipped him a $50 bill.
“I rolled it up and I went back to the lady, I said, ‘You made a mistake, that’s too much money.’ She says, ‘No, I want you to have a Merry Christmas,'” the veteran said. “After I started thinking about it, I said, ‘What a gesture'”:
The grateful veteran and his son have been attempting to identify the woman, but so far, she has remained nameless.
“I want her to know that this is the best Christmas present I’ve ever had,” Seney said.
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