A man recently posted this story online, about an unexpected encounter with his new boss. The simple gesture is touching the lives of thousands across the country.
Read his post below.
I’ve worked all of 5 days for him, he hired me to be the GM of one of his small stores. Bummed a smoke off him and went outside to call my wife. We were stressing because we have no savings after moving from Alaska to California, payday isn’t till the 25th, and my 6-month-old daughter needed formula. Apparently, he had come out to smoke with me and overheard the problem, I needed gas to get to work but she needed formula and we had money for neither.
Boss didn’t say anything, but later in the day, he asked to borrow the truck I’m driving for a delivery since his wife had theirs. Told him I didn’t have any gas he said he’d put in what he used. When he brought the truck back there were 5 of the large containers of formula on the back seat, a full tank of gas, and $500 on the center console.
He told me to consider it a hiring bonus and if it wasn’t enough just tell him and he’ll take care of it and that as long as I worked for him that offer stands.
First time working for a small privately owned company (only like 10 employees) and I absolutely am floored by this.
It acts like this that exemplify the American spirit — not forced upon us, but out of love and kindness for one another.
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