This morning was the first time Little Bear and I ventured out to run errands by ourselves without Matt around providing an extra pair of hands, and I was nervous about getting through the grocery store all in one piece. As I walked through the automatic doors into the grocery store entryway, the owner of North Pole Coffee was walking out carrying a stack of empty boxes, presumably from restocking.
At least ten other people walked through the large doorway at the same time we did, but somehow, the coffeemeister noticed the exhausted young woman who stood there for a moment clutching a tiny baby and looking at the legion of shopping carts, wondering how she was going to get to the one with an infant seat attached, stuck as it was in the middle of the sea of normal carts.
He immediately set down his boxes, walked over with a smile, and moved the other carts out of the way so that he could fish out the infant-carrier cart for me. He smiled at Little Bear, said "congratulations," picked up his boxes, and left before I could properly thank him.
It blew me away. Such an act of kindness for a random stranger, when he was obviously busy working and probably had more deliveries to make: I haven't seen someone go that far out of their way to help a stranger since we moved here a year and a half ago. I am glad to be able to support a company owned by such a man!