Nope, we’re not joking about this. Nathan Fillion (star of Firefly, Castle, and The Rookie) just shared a heartwarming story about an exchange at an Edmonton Costco. Turns out, celebs like random acts of kindness just as much as we do.
You see, Fillion became aware of a situation where an elderly lady had trouble with using her credit card at the Costco gas station. So, an attendant decided to help out a little bit and pay for her gas, provided that she ‘pay it forward’.
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The other day in Canada, a woman buying gas at a Costco had trouble with her credit card. The attendant bought her gas out of his own pocket and asked only that she pay it forward. That Costco was in Edmonton, that attendant was Les Thompson, and Les? That woman was my mother. You restore my faith in humanity, sir. My dad and I are sending three iPads and headphones to a nearby senior care facility so that folks there can visit with their families. Right now, we could all stand to be a little less afraid, and a little more Les. (Canada, Costco, Les, iPads, and my mom not pictured.)
Well, nobody said anything about whether or not her son can pay it forward instead. And as you’ve probably guessed, that woman was Nathan Fillion’s mom. How’s he paying it forward? By donating three iPads to nearby senior care homes so that the elderly can connect with their families.
It’s not much, and frankly neither was buying the gas. But collectively, it’s actions exactly like these that make Canada such a great place to live, and we’re happy to share a little optimism right now.
Enjoy the weekend, folks!