When we think of pawn shops, we often think of dirty little venues that are filled with greedy, heartless employees who are simply looking to get the best goods without paying the big bucks. At least this is the notion that most people have when they think of pawnshops. If this is something you felt about these venues, then prepare yourself for a serious change of heart.
Here, we have a woman who entered a pawnshop with her children who at that time attempted to sell a wedding ring because she desperately needed the money. When she explained this to the owner of the pawnshop, he did something that most people would find amazing. He gave her the ring that she wanted to sell back to her and then gave her a big stack of cash. He then gave his phone number and told her to call him if she ever needed anything else. Although the woman attempted to tell him she would pay him back when she got her check-in another week, the pawnshop owner told her that it was not something for her to worry about.
Why is it that these stories of people doing good deeds so shocking to us? Is it because we are constantly inundated with stories of people being idiots and meanies that we become shocked when there is a story about a human acting…well…human? The unfortunate thing about this story is that it isn’t something that happens often enough. How many times have you seen a hungry person on the street and simply walk past them without thinking about it? It has become second nature for some of us to simply worry about our own lives and to avoid becoming involved with the lives of those less fortunate. We are truly hoping that this video somehow touches the heart of enough people so that they will continue the act of kindness. This is something that is so desperately needed these days.