Here is a touching story I read today


One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his school fee, found he had empty pockets, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?”

“You don’t owe me anything,” she replied “Mother has taught us never to accept payment for a kindness.” He said… “Then I thank you from my heart.”

As this boy, Howard Kelly, left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in mankind was stronger also.

Years later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor’s gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won. She was saved. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, wrote something on the edge and sent the bill to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally, she looked, and something caught her attention on the side as she read these words…

“PAID IN FULL for one glass of milk.” (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.



pfft. :glare:

Doctors… :angry:

Bet that wouldn’t have been the end of the story if ol’ Howard had gone to law school! :laugh:

Just kidding.

Touching story. :heart:


LOL 626…

Hey MJD, I just forwarded that story around to some friends. Thanks for sharing!!! :happy:


that is very sweet! it’s true - touching someone, even in a way that seems small to you, can be a life changing event!


That’s lovely.

I keep a little saying on my bulletin board attributed to Mother Teresa:

“I cannot do great things, but I can do small things with great love.”

A good way to live.


Thanks for making me tear up, MJD. :crying: What a TOUCHING story!


Another good one, MJD!!! :happy: