A couple of nights ago, I was so tired from everything we’ve been through with our toilet breaking and our house flooding.
We were getting back to the hotel we are living in fairly late after the hour-long round trip drive to boy scouts and basketball practice.
We put the kids to bed as quickly as possible and teenagers were loud in the hallway for awhile.
I was frustrated, but wanted to wait to talk to them when I could tell them about our situation to see if they could show compassion rather than become angry at the lady next door.
I didn’t see them the next morning at breakfast. Friday morning, my oldest son went to breakfast and followed our hall neighbors down. He told me that their jackets said Kansas on them.
Friday evening, I noticed that the ffa kids had their doors cracked, so I decided to talk to them. I let them know about our house being destroyed by water. I told them that we wanted them to have their fun and we would appreciate their respect to let our kids get good rest.
The young man who answered the door told me that he was very sorry about what we are going through.
Before I went to bed, I noticed a note that someone had slipped under our door. I opened the note to find money.
In a world where some people sit behind screens and become angry on social media, this young man restored my faith that the next generation can make eye contact and show compassion to the person right in front of him.
There were two other guys that I could see in their hotel room.
If anyone sees this post and knows who I’m talking about, please tag these guys so I can say thank you and God bless.
They set an excellent example for my children and their parents should be more than proud.
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***Update: these kids are from the Eureka, Kansas FFA chapter***