Sabrina Drude is a school teacher, and like most teachers, she was out buying supplies before the school year started.
Drude went to Wal-Mart to buy supplies, including hundreds of notebooks, pencils and markers. Drude noticed a man looking in her cart, examining the items.
The man, Lester Brown, noticing Drude didn’t have children, inquired what she was doing with so many school supplies. Drude then explained she is a teacher in a very low socioeconomic area, and many of her students can’t afford school supplies.
Touched by what he had just heard, Brown offered to pay for the supplies but Drude declined.
Drude’s total for the supplies was $97. That’s when Brown stepped in and told Drude to, “Put your wallet away.”
Brown handed money to the cashier. Drude said those four words were the sweetest things she’s ever heard.
Teachers only receive a $250 tax deduction which doesn’t come close to their out-of-pocket expenses.
Drude plans to tell her students of Brown’s good deed, “This is exactly the type of person I want to influence my kids to be. I want him to inspire my kids just like he inspired me; if any of my kids grew up to be half the man he is I’d be very proud.”