On a trip into Summit Mall Wednesday evening, my husband, daughter and I crossed the path of two young women hunting for something in the parking lot at the entrance of the Macy's north doors. Curiously I asked what they were looking for. "I lost my diamond earring. It snagged when I was putting my purse on my shoulder" one of the women said sadly. They had been searching for almost an hour by that time!
I immediately sent my husband and daughter on ahead without me as I flipped my phones flashlight on. The women protested, but I happily continued to hunt explaining that "it is one of my specialties...hunting for small stuff!"
Within the next ten minutes, there were up to ten people scouring the ground for the lost earring. Every person that passed by stopped to help! The young woman was embarrassed at the trouble she thought she was causing. She explained, though, that it was a gift from husband for their first Christmas together. I heard reassurances from quite a few people that it was no bother! After all, haven't we all lost something that was valuable, and felt its loss, not because of its monetary value, but the sentiment attached to it?
A moment later, a gentleman stooped down and picked up something "Is this it?" IT WAS! He had found the earring! The young woman squealed with delight!
We each proceeded on our way, all wearing smiles, happy to have been a part of the moment!