72 year ex-military man, who served country for around 45 years, took a job due to her wife’s illness.
The old man was thrilled to retire and pursue her hobbies and enjoy other little things.
However, after few years of his retirement, ex-service man again has to go for a job after her wife diagnosed with lifelong illness and needed immediate surgery and heavy medications regularly.
Medication expenses were so high that even David’s pension was not enough to meet treatment and medication charges.
So, he decided to join a store in local market and luckily store manager called him.
The store manager inquired David about why he was taking this job at such an old age to which David replied about the ailment and surgery of her wife pending the followed year.
Upon this and seeing his military experience, the manager asked David to join immediately.
David’s duties include cheering customers and entertaining their queries to which David seemed happy and fine.
After 3 hours he saw a man entering the store due to which all works came on their toes. Upon asking, another waiter told David that he was the store owner.
David was busy with customer when the boss showed up and called David to his office. Coworkers told him that boss is fond of firing people over minor inconveniences.
When David entered the office, boss greeted him well telling him his name as Gregory which sound polite. However, the next moment boss fired David and said he cannot continue working in store.
“I’m sorry, but I just don’t think you’re fit for the job. I need to fire you,” he told David.
“I am sorry. Did I do anything wrong? He asked Gregory. “Please, I’ll take any job you have. If you don’t want me out front, I can work in your storage room at the back. I just really need this job.”
“Why do you need this job? You should be at home, retired,” asked Gregory.
“My wife, Rachel, is at the hospital after undergoing emergency surgery. My pension isn’t enough to cover her hospital bills just yet, so I need an extra job to ensure we’re not in debt,” David answered.
After a long pause, Gregory spoke again, “The truth is, I recognized you when I walked in. I couldn’t believe someone like you was in the store, not as a customer, but as part of the staff.”
“My dad served in the military many years ago and was once in trouble. He was badly injured in active battle, and his commander saved him. It was you, sir,” He told David.
He also pointed to a picture ok the wall and asked David to see it, telling David looked at the portrait and reorganized the man in the frame immediately.
“You’re a Williamson. Are you the son of Captain James Williamson?” David asked him.
“I am, sir. My family owes you a great deal of gratitude. When I recognized you, I felt it was unfair that you needed to work after devoting your entire life to your country. That’s why I fired you,” he replied.
David thought for a while, then said, “Your father and I were excellent friends in the military. I never met his family, so I didn’t recognize you. I miss him a lot.”
“You and my dad are my heroes,” said Gregory. “You deserve to be at home, enjoying your retirement, sir. Please allow me to pay for your wife’s treatment. It will be my family’s gift to you for everything you’ve done for us.”
Upon this, David bursted into tears and said he couldn’t believe this is happening for real. Gregory also went to hospital, seeing David’s wife, paid for the surgery and even gave David 70,000 dollar worth cheque and asked the couple to accept it.
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