One day I was walking to the local shops, shopping, and all of a sudden I noticed the cashier talking to a boy that was no more than 5-6 years old. The cashier said, I’m sorry, but you do not have enough money to buy this doll.  The little boy then turned to me and asked “Sir, could you help me check if I really do not have enough money?” I counted the money and said “Sorry dear, but you do not have enough money to buy this doll”.

The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. After I paid for my items, I approached the little boy and asked him who he was going to get this doll for. The boy replied; “My sister saw this doll a while ago and loved it so much,so I wanted to give it to her as a present for her birthday.  I will give the doll to my mother so she could give it to my sister when she goes to her!” His eyes looked sad when he told me this.

“My sister has gone to God. My father said that soon my mom too will go to God, so I thought that she could take the doll with her and give it to my sister!?”

My heart suddenly stopped. . The little boy looked at me and said; “I told my father that my mother has not left.”  Then he showed me a picture where he is happy and smiling. “I want my mother to take my picture with her so she can show my sister so that she would not forget about me.” Then he added “I love my mom and I do not want her to leave me, but my father says that she has to go to my little sister.” He looked again at the doll with sad eyes full with hopes. I quickly took my wallet and told him, “Should we recount your money to see if you have enough to buy the doll?”After counting the money I said “Yeah, I think you have enough money to buy the doll!” Not letting him realize I added some money before starting to count.

It was enough to buy the doll and even have some change left for him. The little boy said “Thank you, Lord, for the money you gave me! Then he looked at me and said “Last night before I went to sleep I asked God to give me money to buy a doll for my sister to pass it through my mom! He heard me! I also wished to have enough money to even buy a white rose for my mom, but I did not dare to ask God. Now he heard my prayers and gave me enough money to buy the doll and the rose. My mom loves white roses!

I finished my shopping in a meditative and a strange state. I couldn’t get that boy out of my head. Then I remembered a local newspaper, there was an article two days ago about a drunken man in a truck, who hit a woman and a little girl. The little girl died right there on the spot, and the woman was in a coma and they put her on life support to see if she would return from the coma.  This was the family of the little boy.

After two days a newspaper published an article stating that that the young woman died after they turned off her life support unit when she wasn’t able to come out of the coma; I couldn’t hold back the tears. I bought white roses and went to the funeral. A woman girl lying in white, one arm had a doll on it and the other arm had a white rose. I left in tears. I’ll never forget the love that boy had for his mother and sister.

Please do not drive under the influence! You can simply take the lives of others and their loved ones. This is article is based on true events that happened to one of my friends.