Thank You, Lou

I had a running toilet that took me back my local Home Depot where Lou was talking to a group of people at the entrance. I needed a few walks around the store but I finally worked up the nerve to say “Thank You” in person.

If you don’t recall, Lou gave me a memory with Kylie that is very dear to me.

He recognized me, gave me a hug, and we both cried amongst the grills and fire pits. Like I would expect, he said, “I didn’t do anything.”

And that’s the point, isn’t it?

Some people just have an innate kindness about them. On the day that I remember so well, he didn’t do anything out of the norm because that’s just how he treats people. Why can’t we all be like that?

What would the world look like if there were more Lou’s out there?

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6 thoughts on “Thank You, Lou

  1. Mark, thanks for sharing your meeting with Lou. The Home Depot Kids Workshops were great memories for me and my Angel Emily! There are 19 pins on her little Home Depot apron, she wanted to go every first Saturday of the month. Bird houses, flower pot stands, and games; there are several of these still laying around the house. The last one a Minion Tic Tac Toe game from December 2013, when I took Emily in her wheelchair because she couldn’t walk anymore. But yet she had just as much fun as the first time. Now Sometimes I don’t realize that it is the first Saturday when I stop by the HD, I stand there and watch the kids building thier project wondering if the 11 year old Emily would still want to attend these.

    1. That’s amazing. We found out about them too late or we would have gone to more. I definitely try to avoid the first Saturday of the month. I’m sorry for your loss, Chris.

  2. i love lou, and all people like him. it is just in their nature, and they don’t think about how extraordinary it is. they impact people in a very real way. i’m so glad you reconnected –

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