Okay, I heard this story on the radio and I just had to post it. Please, nobody comment that it's an urban legend because I want it to be true! Warning: you may need a tissue for this one!
Kurtis the stock boy was in the back of the store when he heard a request for carryout from the checkout stand. He decided to answer the call to get some fresh air.
When he reached the front he couldn't help noticing that the new checkout girl was beautiful. And she looked like an older woman--25 or 26 to his 22. But that didn't stop him. He noticed that her name was Brenda. After work, he offered to drive her home. He seemed harmless enough, so she accepted. After they talked on the way to her house, he asked her out. She replied that it was not possible because she had two children and couldn't afford a babysitter.
Kurtis said, "I'll pay for the babysitter." She protested, but he insisted that if that was the only reason she wouldn't go out with him, he would gladly pay. Finally she agreed.
On Saturday night, Brenda met Kurtis at the door. She apologized, but said they wouldn't be able to go because the sitter had canceled. He said, "Well, let's just take the kids with us."
No, Brenda said; it wouldn't be a problem for her daughter, but her son was in a wheelchair.
"I still don't see why we can't take them," Kurtis said.
Brenda was amazed. She expected every man to run from a single mom with two kids, one with disabilities. Just like her ex-husband had.
They took the kids out to dinner and to the movies. Whenever Brenda's son needed anything, Kurtis was right there, including picking the boy up and carrying him to the bathroom. By the end of the evening, Brenda knew this was the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.
A year later, they were married. Eventually they added five more kids to their family.
And what happened to Brenda the checkout girl and Kurtis the stock boy? Well, on Sunday Kurt Warner will be playing in the Super Bowl for the Arizona Cardinals. And his family will be cheering for a real hero--the guy who, in the words of a country song, is a dad "that he didn't have to be."
Sniff. I'm getting verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves! I think this means I'm cheering for the Cardinals.