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Source: Queen City News/ FOX 46

Woman discovers $100 and anonymous uplifting note in Walmart

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Jun. 15 2024, Published 11:11 a.m. ET

An ordinary grocery run turned into a heartwarming experience for Julia Stultz and her family at a Walmart in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to Queen City News, the unexpected moment began when Stultz's son noticed an envelope on the floor in the children's clothing section.

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Curious, Stultz picked up the envelope and found a heartfelt message on one side: "With Love, Amen." On the other side, the envelope read: “If this card has found you, open it – it’s yours. God is continually blessing you.”

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Inside, the family discovered a greeting card and five crisp $20 bills. The surprise was overwhelming, and the envelope contained an additional message: "May this gift bring you a little peace today. One day, please pay it forward. May the blessings of God be on you always! Your friend.”

The stranger's gesture left Stultz deeply moved. She shared her gratitude in an interview, expressing her wish to thank the anonymous benefactor. The story resonated with other Walmart shoppers as well, highlighting the impact of random acts of kindness.

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“I’ve always wondered if there was stuff like that in the world and I’ve always said if I have the chance to pay it forward, I would absolutely do it,” Akili Omari, another Walmart shopper, told the outlet.

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This simple yet powerful act of kindness serves as a reminder of the good in the world and the potential we all have to brighten someone's day. Stultz’s experience encourages us to consider how we can become that anonymous benefactor in someone else’s life. Imagine the ripple effect if everyone took a moment to offer a small, unexpected gift to a stranger. Whether it's a few dollars, a kind note, or simply a smile, every little bit helps.

Let's draw inspiration from this heartwarming event and strive to create more moments of unexpected joy for others. Next time you’re out and about, consider how you can pay it forward. Your small act of kindness could make a significant difference in someone’s day.

Join the movement

Inspired by this story? Here’s how you can start your own pay-it-forward journey:

  1. Leave a note: Leave an encouraging message where someone will find it.
  2. Give anonymously: Whether it’s money, a gift card, or a small token, leave it for a stranger to discover.
  3. Volunteer: Offer your time to help those in need in your community.
  4. Share your story: Inspire others by sharing your pay-it-forward experiences on social media.

Let’s spread kindness and create a chain reaction of good deeds. Together, we can make the world a little brighter, one random act of kindness at a time.

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