A little girl with a striped shirt
and purple pants stands at the entrance
to Best Buy, her body quivering as
tears stream down her face. Behind her,
a group of women exchange
concerned and confused glances.
At the same time, a middle aged woman
sees this scenario from the parking lot
and hops out of her comfortable car
to help. She approaches the child
who points a shaky hand toward
the parking lot crying, “Mommy! Mommy!”
The woman gently takes the girl’s hand,
directing her back to the store, saying, “It’s
okay, honey. I’ll help you find your mama.”
Inside, the woman approaches a young, pretty cashier
and explains the child’s plight. A manager is
summoned, who takes the woman and child
to a store camera to help search for mom.
Seconds later, the girl points to a lady on the screen
and says, “Mommy.” The trio head over
to aisle 13 where the reunion takes place.
As the woman walks back to her car, she
is content with this happy ending, and then
another thought comes to mind.
“Would to God I could see the lost ones
who are crying on the inside and help them find
The Best Buy of their lives!”