A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away. As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing.
He asked her what was wrong and she replied,
“I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars.”
The man smiled and said, “Come with me. I’ll buy it for you”
He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother… flowers.
As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home.
“Yes, please! You can take me to my mother.”
She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave.
Then the man returned to the flower shop, canceled the wire order, picked up a bouquet and drove all the two hundred miles to his mother’s house to give it personally.