Goodbye, Mother! The bond between a mother and son … or, between a mother and a total stranger …
A young man was walking through a supermarket to pick up a few things when he noticed an old lady following him.”Pardon me,” she said. “I’m sorry if my staring at you has made you feel uncomfortable. It’s just that you look just like my son, who died recently.
“I’m very sorry,” replied the young man, “is there anything I can do for you?”
“Yes,” she said, “as I’m leaving, would you say’Goodbye, mother?’ It would make me feel so much better.”
“Sure,” answered the young man. As the old woman was leaving, he called out,”Goodbye, Mother!” Then, as he stepped up to the checkout counter, he saw that his total was $127.00. “How can that be?” he asked. “I only purchased a few things!”The clerk replied, “Your mother said you’d pay for her.”