Many things happen in our daily lives that go unnoticed. People navigate in and out of our field of view and most we never have interaction with. We barely know that they are even there. But sometimes if we look around, we can see things that generally go unnoticed, like someone’s struggle.
Carlos HaHa Davis and his friends are comedians. They were at the gas station and saw a woman who was trying to get gas at a nearby pump. They noticed that she was trying to pay for gas using pennies. Davis climbed out of his van with cash in his hands. He approached the lady and held out the money to her. She just looked at him.
“It’s not illegal,” one of them said to preface the gift. “We’re comedians.”
Overwhelmed with emotion, she just kept looking at each one of their faces. Her mind stumbling over the words she was trying to say.
“My husband just died a week ago,” she said. “We weren’t like this before. I didn’t ask nobody for nothing. I didn’t… I didn’t even ask you…”
Then it all made sense. Her puffy eyes were most likely due to being swollen from crying. The men, after hearing her story begin wiping away and holding back tears of their own.
“You okay,” Davis said as he comforted her. “We got love for you. This is for you.”
“We gotta take care of each other,” his friend said.
She seemed puzzled as to how they knew she was struggling, but it was so simple. They just looked around and noticed. “We heard you at the pump,” the friend said.
“He told me you were paying for your gas with pennies, so I had to show love — it’s only right,” revealed Davis. “We gotta stick together.”
She was shaken but clinging to the money in her hand. She didn’t know how to react but asserted her restored faith that God really was looking out for her after all.
“I guess He does look down…” she said, through her tears. “He says He’s watching you and watching you –“
“He’s definitely watching over you,” Davis reassured her. Few people have been able to get through this whole video without shedding their own tears. It highlights the fact that there are generous people still in the world.
“This is so wholesome,” read one comment on Reddit. “I love it. When the dudes cried, I cried.”
“I work at a gas station, and sometimes people that prepaid with cash end up not pumping the full amount they paid for and will leave without taking their change,” said a Redditor by the name of ILikeMyBlueEyes. “Or they’ll drive off without pumping at all. They usually come back once they realize their mistake, but for those who don’t come back and are never seen again, we keep that money under the cash drawer and use it for those who appear to be struggling to pay for gas much like this lady was.”