The other day, as a Westport woman was leaving Whole Foods — her favorite store — she realized her watch was missing.
It was a cherished gift from her late husband. He died a couple of years ago, and she still misses him terribly.
Perhaps it was in the car? No.
Maybe it was back inside? No again.
Her last hope was that she’d forgotten to wear the watch that morning, and it was still at home.
It was not. She sat down, and cried.
But something impelled her to drive back to Whole Foods. Anxiously, she asked, “did anyone find a watch?”
“Was it gold and Gucci?” the employee replied.
“Yes!” the Westporter said.
The Whole Foods worker unlocked a drawer. The watch was there, safe and secure.
The woman learned that two Whole Foods customer service employees — Sabrina and Lyncia — had found the watch, and turned it in.
“They were angels who came into my life,” she says.
She wanted to do something for the 2 angels. Andres of the store leadership team said no; he’d take care of them himself. “These are the type of people we hire,” he told her.
The Westport woman — still smiling and grateful, days later — says, “Every time I wear my watch, I see their faces. And I think of the goodness and honesty that is all around us.”
Thank you, Sabrina, Lyncia and Andres, for brightening one customer’s day.
And all the rest of ours, too.
(Do you know an Unsung Hero? Email firstname.lastname@example.org)