A few years ago after a particularly hard day at work, I took my car to Costco because the battery needed replacing.
I had a two-hour wait and sat in my car reading. The window was down when a super fierce thunderstorm erupted. I tried to get the car started to roll the window up, but I couldn’t. The rain was pouring into the car and I was nearly in tears. Shag came out to help me by jumping the battery and got completely soaked as he did so. I was worried he would be struck by lightening and told him to go inside, but he continued to work his magic, getting the car started.
I tried to pay him, but he wouldn’t accept my offer. The next time I was in the store, I submitted a “praise” comment about Shag. I hope he was given a copy of it.
Before that night, I remember joking with him that his name reminded me of a dance one handsome Southern boy tried to teach me and asked him if he liked to dance. He always, always made shopping at Costco a pleasurable experience. Every time my receipt is checked in the future, I will think of Shag. Thank God for people like him. Whisper a prayer for his family and try to dance through life more kindly as a tribute to him. – Fay
Recently, a Costco employee passed away in a terrible car accident. He was an amazingly kind and gentle man know as Shag. People are committing Random Acts of Kindness in his name.
Read more about how Shag touched people’s lives here.