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I am working as a cashier at publix (a south eastern grocery store) while I am attending college in Orlando. One Sunday night a local girl scout troop was set up right outside our strore selling girl scout cookies to customers on their way in or out of our store. Seeing them had brought back some good memories of my time as a girl scout doing the same thing. As I was scanning a customer's groceries, we talked about the girl scout cookies. I mentioned briefly that I was hoping they would still be out there when my shift ended. the customer asked when I got off and found out that they were leaving 30 minutes before my shift ended. He then asked me what my favorite kind was and offered to buy me some. I declined at first, saying I was fine, but he wanted to anyway. He went to buy them outside, then came back with a box of thin mints he bought for me. His one request was that I share them with my friends. The rest of that night at work was one of my happiest. The next day at school, my friends were delighted to have the cookies I shared with them, and even more delighted by the story of how I got them.
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