This is one of my all-time favorite stories. There are few things that better encapsulate what my Daddy stood for. Stands for now with his legacy. Than this. I try my best on a daily basis to be wowed and overwhelmed by the simplest of actions. It was amazing what would bring him to tears; and I feel that myself. And for all the jokes. And for all the desensitization my reactions (overreactions) may create in others — in this case, I think we raise the bar on our humanity and our gratitude by lowering the bar on what it takes for us to be impressed, wowed, humbled, and grateful.
For this lesson, Daddy, #iamgrateful and #iamthankful. And I am, at this moment, teary-eyed as I recall you telling me this story when I was barely a teenager.