An easy way to brighten a new father’s day was letting him get ahead in line.
Posted in , May 27, 2022
I was waiting to order at my family’s go-to pizza place. A man wearing a “World’s Best Daddy” T-shirt stepped into line behind me, a cell phone pressed to his ear.
“Honey, the line is really long,” the man said into his phone. “I’m going to go somewhere else.”
He listened for a moment, then said, “You’re right—22 hours of labor deserves your favorite pizza. I’ll bring it back to the hospital as soon as I can.” He sighed and hung up.
I told the man to go ahead of me. Then the woman in front of us urged him to go ahead of her. I watched as each person allowed the man to get in front of them until he was the first one in line.
After ordering, the man called out a thank-you to everyone in line: “You made a new mom’s day!” he said. Why not keep an eye out for anyone who needs a break—a frazzled parent, a person clearly in a hurry—and let them go ahead of you in line? It’s such an easy way to brighten someone’s day.
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