If you tend to be emotional and can either laugh or cry at the drop of a hat, the following story will surely make you pull out a box of tissues. The saying goes, “from the mouths of babes…” and it certainly shows how children can impart the wisdom that we can all learn from.
Children are true angels that can teach us so many valuable lessons. Most of the time they do it unknowingly and without a clue, but they allow us to explore things that we tend to forget as we grow into adulthood. They are a gift from God, and they help us see the good things in life.
This lovely story of the perfect match has circulated the Internet for years, and as soon as you read it, you will know why. It has a powerful message, that the world is full of people (and animals) who need someone who understands.
A farmer had puppies to sell, so he painted a sign advertising his 4 pups and staked it near the edge of his yard.
At the moment, someone tugged on his overalls. He looked down, and saw a little boy wearing a big smile.
“Mister,” he said, “I want to buy one of your puppies.”
“Well, these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.”
The boy stopped for a moment, and then reached deep down into his pocket, pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.
“I’ve got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?”
“Sure.” said the farmer.
He let out a whistle and called out “Dolly. Here Dolly!”
Dolly ran out of the doghouse, down the ramp, followed by four little balls of fur. The boy was delighted.
As the dogs approached the fence, the little boy spotted something else making a stir inside the doghouse.
Another little ball appeared, but noticeably smaller. It slid down the ramp, and started hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up…
The boy pointed to it.
“I want that one.”
The farmer knelt down at his side and said:
“Son, you don’t want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.”
The little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. He showed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg, attaching itself to a specially-made shoe.
She looked at the farmer and said:
“You see sir, I don’t run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands.”
Struggling to hold his tears, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. He held it carefully and gave it to the little boy.
“How much?” asked the little boy.
The farmer replied:
“No charge. There’s no charge for love.”