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Paying it forward

Ed Bain standing at the cash register where last week two gentleman paid for his roses, toilet paper and coffee creamer. - K. Dingman
Ed Bain standing at the cash register where last week two gentleman paid for his roses, toilet paper and coffee creamer.
— image credit: K. Dingman

A bit of good fortune for a local Fernie man last week.

Ed Bain, 73, was shocked when two young gentlemen paid for his groceries at Extra Foods Thursday, May 15.

The men, in their mid twenties or early thirties, offered to pick up the $47 tab as an act of kindness in the global pay it forward movement, Bain said.

“We were sort of overwhelmed by the whole thing because it’s just so unexpected,” he said. “It just left me with a good feeling, it’s a nice message to throw out there.”

Bain says the next step for him is to provide another good deed to a lucky member of the community, something he and his wife are looking forward to.

“This random gesture of kindness is so profound,” he said.

 

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