David Winaut was lining up for Beach Boys tickets in Liverpool, NS, recently when he noticed something that made his heart sink.
When he finally got to the front of the line, Winaut realized that the tickets that he was going to use his debit card to pay for were cash only. Which means the $20 bill in his pocket wouldn’t be enough to cover the $150 charge, and his dreams of seeing the Beach Boys live were about to be dashed.
At least, that’s how this story would’ve ended if he wasn’t in Nova Scotia.
Wianut asked the ticket seller if they could hold the tickets for him while he ran to an ATM to get more cash. The employee said no. But just when all seemed lost, a random woman–someone Winaut had never even seen before–handed him three $50 bills.
“I said ‘Are you serious?'” Winaut told The Advance.
Apparently, she was. Winaut quickly bought the tickets with the cash provided and then, in another epic display of honesty, rushed to the ATM to pay the stranger back.
“I said ‘you know it’s an act of kindness and trust that I don’t know how to thank or express my feelings,'” he said.
The woman had told Winaut her name at the time, but he has since forgotten. The whole incident actually happened in March, but he only made it public recently.
We certainly wish we knew her name though, because that stranger just made us all a little bit prouder to be Canadian.