The 2021 holiday season is drawing to a close and, in reminder of the benefits of community goodwill and acts of kindness in general, a video clip of a man offering a guitar to a grocery store employee has resurfaced. .
The video, which was captured in September, features 50-year-old client Chris Glover and 27-year-old employee Derek Woods, was shared by People Magazine on Twitter yesterday (December 26), a day after the Christmas holidays when countless gifts were exchanged between family and friends.
As originally stated by Daily mail, Glover and Woods, the latter of whom works for the Publix grocery chain in Orlando, Fla., Had developed a friendship over the previous few months as Glover took care of shopping while his wife, Jennifer, remained isolated at home with stage IV cancer.
During their conversations, Woods had at one point told Glover he was saving up to buy a new Les Paul guitar, which prompted Glover to surprise his new friend with a most memorable gift – an Epiphone Les Paul Studio guitar. LT with a cherry sunburst body, which he and Jennifer hand-delivered to Woods while he was at work.
In the video clips below, Glover prefaced the big reveal by rhetorically asking Woods how he had saved up to buy a new guitar and asked if a Les Paul would suffice. Woods, completely in disbelief, exclaimed, “Are you kidding me?” and threw his hands over his head and jumped up and down in excitement.
The beaming smile on Glover’s face as he watched his friend soak up in surprise showed that the moment was just as rewarding for everyone involved and a testament to the power of the gift of giving.