When he saw a senior citizen struggling to carry her groceries, a homeless widower named Alfred immediately offered his assistance. In this contemporary allegory, he was ultimately rewarded with a unique benefit as a result of his charitable act.
Alfred was so struck with compassion at the manner that this lady shuffled and struggled with her goods that he felt she needed a little bit of assistance.
However, the lady was unable to provide anything in return, and this made her feel terrible.
The answer that Alfred gave her when she stated that astonished her. He responded, “You look just like my mother, and I wouldn’t dream of billing my mother for my assistance.” After following the lady to her house, Alfred did not enter to have a cup of tea with her.
The elderly lady proceeded to put up her groceries as she mused on the man’s unselfish act of compassion in carrying her groceries. However, while she was doing so, she discovered that she had something else in her bag.
A sneak glance inside the bag showed that the woman had tucked her wedding ring, a locket, and a necklace in amongst her goods. She was aware that it most likely belonged to Alfred and that it had most likely gotten lost in the bag when he was assisting her.
What she could not have known was that she was now in possession of the sole memento Alfred had of his beloved late wife and that she was the only one who had it.
The following day, the lady made her way to the grocery shop in the hopes of locating Alfred and returning an item that was so precious and significant to him. They were successful in locating Alfred thanks to the assistance of the business owner. After then, unbelievable things started to take place.
The elderly lady gave Alfred his jewels back after comfortingly embracing him and giving him a hug.
The proprietor of the shop eventually extended an employment opportunity to Alfred as a reward for the kind and altruistic way in which he helped a customer carry her goods.
They had been searching for the perfect candidate to hire in order to assist the elderly customers of the business with carrying their goods for them.