The innocence of young children can sometimes be amusing and adorable. A 6-year-old boy may not have an idea on the actual value of money, but he sure knows he wants his sister to be happy. What he did to give his sister what she wants will touch your hearts.
The little boy was walking in the market with his younger 4-year-old sister when he noticed that she was not following him and was standing in front of a toy store. He then asked her if she wanted anything. The girl pointed at the doll on display.
The shopkeeper got interested at the view. The boy came inside the shop, went to the counter and asked how much the doll costs. The man asked the child what he could pay him and he was taken by surprise with what the boy took from his pocket.
On the little boy’s palms were shells that he has gathered from the shore. He then handed them to the shopkeeper which took them as if they were money and enthusiastically started counting.
The boy got worried as he was checking the shells, asking if they were not enough. The shopkeeper assured him that the shells are more than what the dolls costs. He only took 4 shells and even gave the kid what was left.
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The sister was very delighted when she received the doll from her brother.
A staff from the shop was shocked that his boss sold an expensive doll just for 4 pieces of shell. The shopkeeper told him:
“Well for us, these are mere shells. But For that boy, these shells are very precious. And at this age, he does not understand what money is, but when he will grow up, he definitely will. And when he would remember that he purchased a doll with the shells instead of money, he will remember me and think that the world is full of good people. It will help him develop a positive attitude and he too in turn will feel motivated to be good.”
The shopkeeper knew that what he did to the little boy, though small, would leave a mark.
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