A "Feel Good" Story to share..... - Posted by Ed Garcia

Posted by David Krulac on February 11, 2002 at 16:23:05:

and not be an Eagles or Steeler fan?

David Krulac
Central Pennsylvania

A “Feel Good” Story to share… - Posted by Ed Garcia

Posted by Ed Garcia on February 10, 2002 at 21:18:33:

It’s a little late on this sunday evening, but I thought I’d share a real “feel good” story, just to let you know that the quality of a man is not measured by how much money he has, but how he’s touched others.

In a supermarket, Kurtis, the stock boy, was busily working when a new voice came over the asking for a carry out at check register 4.
Kurtis was almost finished and wanted to get some fresh air, so decided to answer the call. As he approached the check-out stand a distant smile caught his eye. The new check out girl was beautiful.

She was an older woman (maybe 26, and he was only 22) and he fell in love. Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited by the punch clock to find out her name. She came into the break room, smiled softly at him, took her card and punched out, then left. He looked at her card, BRENDA. He walked out only to see her start walking up the road.

The next day, he waited outside as she left the supermarket and offered her a ride home. He looked harmless enough, and she accepted.

When he dropped her off, he asked if maybe he could see her again, outside of work. She simply said it wasn’t possible. He pressed and she explained she had two children and she couldn’t afford a baby-sitter, so he offered to pay for the baby-sitter. Reluctantly she accepted his offer for a date for the following Saturday.

That Saturday night he arrived at her door only to have her tell him that she was unable to go with him. The baby-sitter had called and canceled. To which Kurtis simply said, “Well, let’s take the kids with us.”

She tried to explain that taking the children was not an option, but again not taking no for an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda brought him inside to meet her children. She had an older daughter who was just cute as a bug, Kurtis thought. Then Brenda brought out her son in a wheelchair. He was born a paraplegic with Down Syndrome. Kurtis said to Brenda, “I still don’t understand why the kids can’t come with us?” Brenda was amazed. Most men would run away from a woman with two kids, especially if one had disabilities. Just like her first husband and father of her children did.

That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded up the kids, went to dinner and the movies. When her son needed anything Kurtis would take care of him. When he needed to use the rest room, he picked him up out of his chair, took him, brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis.

At the end of the evening, Brenda knew this was the man she was going to marry and spend the rest of her life with. A year later they were married and Kurtis adopted both of her children and since then they have added two more kids.

So what happened to the stock boy and check out girl? Well… Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Warner now live in St. Louis where he is employed by the St. Louis Rams and plays quarterback.

You watched him in the Super Bowl last Sunday!

Ed Garcia

Corrected Story - Posted by RobertTX

Posted by RobertTX on February 11, 2002 at 07:37:05:

It is a good story but the facts are actually much better than the fiction.

Here is the link to the corrected story on a web site that investigates internet hoaxes, etc.


Re: A “Feel Good” Story to share… - Posted by Peter Rzepka Vegas

Posted by Peter Rzepka Vegas on February 10, 2002 at 23:45:06:

Thanks for sharing that story with us. Although I wanted the Rams to win the superbowl,when they didn’t I knew that we would not have to keep hearing that Kurt is the best Quarterback of all times. I know that Joe Montana (my most favorite player of all time)is still the best. But hearing this story about Kurt gives me a new respect for him. It is always a"feel good story" to hear that someone who is an unselfish person has achieved sucess.(both on & off the field)

BEAUTIFUL…!!!(NT) - Posted by Lisa in VA

Posted by Lisa in VA on February 10, 2002 at 22:48:54:


Re: A “Feel Good” Story to share… - Posted by DavePA

Posted by DavePA on February 10, 2002 at 22:48:02:

Nice story Ed. I never knew, but then again I am a GIANTS fan!!! lol

Re: Corrected Story - Posted by Ed Garcia

Posted by Ed Garcia on February 11, 2002 at 09:49:59:


Thank you for the correction of the story. I received the story from a neighbor of mine who is a retired colonel. He usually shares with me some great information and is usually accurate with his information. It’s a pity that this story is inaccurate and I hope that it doesn’t take a way from my message of the importance of caring about and helping others.

Ed Garcia