I spent yesterday morning crying, I mean, volunteering at Rotary Happy Feet. A joint production of Mount Pleasant and East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Clubs, Happy Feet gives school shoes and socks to children whose parents could otherwise not afford them.
I cried, because I helped Jonathan. He’s already a heartbreaker, and he’s only four.
As I dug through the shoes at Target, I found only two pairs in his new size: both Marvel Comics superhero light-up affairs. I pulled out his favorite, spangled with Captain America and the Incredible Hulk, and his mother said, “Too big.”
They weren’t too big, Dear Reader. Jonathan had been wearing shoes FOR MONTHS that were three sizes too small.
I’ll never forget Jonathan’s face when he slipped his feet into shoes that didn’t turn his growing feet into a Geisha girl’s. I had to hide in the back of Target to cry.
Life is about making memories. For ourselves. For our loved ones. Even for complete strangers we’ll never see again.
To find out more about Rotary Happy Feet, click here: Rotary Happy Feet
When did you last make a memory?
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