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yes...maybe there is a Santa Claus!

RRPRRP Posts: 25,104
My wife and I have eaten at Chick-fil-A most every other Saturday noon for 2 or 3 years now. We like the food.

Seems like every time now for the last year or maybe two we have seen two elderly fellows there who I assumed were two widowed brothers as they are always there by themselves. Then for the past 5 or 6 months when we would encounter each other we would always wave or speak, but just the usual “Hi, guys” or such.

Well, on Saturday, Dec 24th, the oldest man who has a white fuzzy beard walked over to tables with small children and would hand them a gift sack. I saw from a distance that the content was a wooden toy. Then out of the blue he came up behind us and handed each of us a sack and said "Merry Christmas, you two youngsters!”!

Turned out the bearded man is actually the other man’s elderly father! This year he made 245 of these toys and had been handing them out here and there!

These looked cute and were the only things under our Christmas tree this year!

I guess there is a Santa Claus!!!



Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.

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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 16,523
    RRP said:
    My wife and I have eaten at Chick-fil-A most every other Saturday noon for 2 or 3 years now. We like the food.

    Seems like every time now for the last year or maybe two we have seen two elderly fellows there who I assumed were two widowed brothers as they are always there by themselves. Then for the past 5 or 6 months when we would encounter each other we would always wave or speak, but just the usual “Hi, guys” or such.

    Well, on Saturday, Dec 24th, the oldest man who has a white fuzzy beard walked over to tables with small children and would hand them a gift sack. I saw from a distance that the content was a wooden toy. Then out of the blue he came up behind us and handed each of us a sack and said "Merry Christmas, you two youngsters!”!

    Turned out the bearded man is actually the other man’s elderly father! This year he made 245 of these toys and had been handing them out here and there!

    These looked cute and were the only things under our Christmas tree this year!

    I guess there is a Santa Claus!!!



    Very cool!!  Those are impressive, even as a single set.  Let alone almost 250 of them!
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 2,367
    Very cool. Paying it forward one person at a time. 
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,906
    Great story Ron
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 16,523
    I will also say, by some of your other posts, I was fully expecting a punch line at the end, not the good feels.  
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • divr71divr71 Posts: 81
    Ron, Rick ( divr71) here could you please send me directions for med egg gasket I lost them some how?
  • RRPRRP Posts: 25,104
    divr71 said:
    Ron, Rick ( divr71) here could you please send me directions for med egg gasket I lost them some how?
    Will do, buddy! Give me a few minutes to get it done!
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 5,610
    Thanks for this great post Ron!
    Always good to see there are people like this around
    aka marysvilleksegghead
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    mini 2009
    XL 2021
    Henny Youngman:
    I said to my wife, 'Where do you want to go for our anniversary?' She said, 'I want to go somewhere I've never been before.' I said, 'Try the kitchen.'
    Bob Hope: When I wake up in the morning, I don’t feel anything until noon, and then it’s time for my nap
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 30,945
    Loving it
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • And here I thought they were going to offer you a ride in their borrowed taxi. 

    Heartwarming story, Ron. 
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