As he approached the checkout stand, he carefully brushed the toddler’s tears from his eyes and said again, “Try not to cry, Albert . . . We will be home soon, Albert.”
As he was paying the cashier, the toddler continued to cry as a young woman behind him said, “Sir, I think it is wonderful how sweet you are being so kind to your little Albert.”
The old gentleman blinked his eyes a couple of times before saying: “My grandson’s name is John. . . I'm Albert.”
Reprinted from Grace Drops, Volume 8 (2010).