We all know that losing a loved one is not an easy thing. Dealing with the grief can render us unable to do what we normally do and it is a period that requires a lot of support and love from the people surrounding us. Even the smallest act of concern is a big deal for a person who is trying to overcome grief.
Leigh Anne Skoda, a woman from West Point Nebraska, was touched by a delivery man’s simple yet meaningful act of concern when he shoveled the snow on her porch upon learning that she recently lost her husband to cancer at the young age of 42. It was a heartwarming gesture, something that made the young mom of three feellike she was not alone during a difficult moment of her life.
It was the morning after a snowstorm and Leigh Anne was trying to inflate her tires. However, she was having a hard time getting the cap off so she went to the FedEx driver nearby to assist her. The man gladly helped and as he went with the task, the two of them got to talking.
It was in this moment that Brian Scholl, the FedEx driver, learned that Leigh Anne recently lost her husband, leaving behind a wife and three children. Upon hearing about her current situation Brian knew he had to do something for her in this difficult time.
Seeing the snow that piled up on her porch overnight Brian immediately went and got the shovel to clear the area, without ever telling her. She was moved by this man’s thoughtfulness and the compassion and concern behind his simple act when she realized what he had done. She appreciated his kind effort and that he wanted to help her out.
The kind act was caught on the doorbell camera and it was a moment that Leigh Anne wanted to share with the world. In her Facebook post, she shared the footage and said:
“Doorbell cameras don’t only catch people stealing packages. Our FedEx guy stopped and out of the kindness of his heart, scooped my sidewalks. I truly feel like we cross paths with people for reasons. Thank you Brian Scholl for just being you, and being one of the people who truly ‘get’ our situation!”
Brian is a simple man and he just wanted to show that Leigh Anne was not alone. She is now a single mother who needs to look after three children. In his simple way, Brian wanted to let her know that he was concerned. It was an effort that Leigh Anne felt thankful for.
This man’s helpful and kind heart is truly inspiring. His heartwarming act is proof that there are a lot of people around us who are genuinely kind and that kindness does not have to come in the grandest of gestures to make other people know how much we want to make them feel better.
Be inspired today with this amazing story of kindness.