The girl with massive boots made people teary eyed with emotions!
Katie Shuler laughed at first but immediately broke down with tears that she had to sit in the car and compose her of the emotion she just encountered. While shopping in the local Kroger Shuler came across a little girl who was lean and thin but was wearing huge boots and kind of made her look funny. Laughing and giggling at her presence Katie just went on continuing with her shopping until she happened to bump on the girl again on the billing counter. This time the little girl and mother were just ahead of her and as good southerners they started with a conversation.
Shuler sarcastically complimented the little girl for her ill fitted boots only to find out that the boots which the little girl was wearing was that of her fathers who had lost his life in the ‘Afghan Stan’ was last year. The boots were his last symbol of presence and the girl was allowed to wear it today just because it had been a year of the war. The gesture filled Shuler with emotions unknown and made her shed tears immediately. The man standing behind in the line treated the girl with one of the bunch of cupcakes he had bought for himself.
Katie Shuler was so moved by this encapsulating story that she had to sit in her car and compose herself. In her post on Facebook she described the appearance of the girl, how it melted her heart and talked about how we forget our heroes and their lives after enjoying freedom. It indeed takes lives not just of the soldiers but their family too to grant us the freedom that we enjoy today. The sense of guarantee that comes with our freedom today has indeed been earned by sacrificing lives of people who still stay smiling by connecting to their loved one’s precious belongings. Katie Shuler wishes to reach out to millions of people and share love and respect for the martyrs!
Read her post and watch below video:
Dear Myrtle Beach Tourists,
I find myself sitting in the parking lot at Kroger trying to compose myself. You see, while inside getting groceries, I came upon a little girl prancing down the isle make a crazy noise. I turned around to see this young lady wearing massive boots compared to her tiny body. At first , I just giggled and continued shopping. I ended up in the check out lane behind she and her mother. As good southerners do, we struck up conversation.
I told the little girl that I liked her boots. She had a massive grin on her face and began to speak. She let me know that those boots belonged to her Daddy. Today would have been his birthday, but he was killed last year in “Afghan Stan.” To feel better about today, she was allowed to wear his boots. As her mom started to cry, so did I, as did the cashier.
Apparently, the gentleman behind me heard the story and gave the little girl a cupcake out of the dozen he was buying. He told the little girl to always eat a cupcake for her dads birthday. He told her that her dad was a hero and that she should be proud to be his daughter. Please remember on this 4th of July, why we are able to celebrate America. Let’s stop to think about those who protect the freedom that we often take for granted!