(I am working late at night in a 24-hour pharmacy. There are only three customers in the store:
a scruffy but clean young couple and another gentleman. The woman in the young couple is very heavily pregnant, and her partner is picking up the range of baby hats we carry and holding them up against her stomach, then looking at the prices and sadly putting them back. They pick up a packet of the cheapest pain medication we carry and bring it to the counter.)
“I’m sorry, but can you please ask the pharmacist if these are safe for me to take?”
(While we’re waiting for the pharmacist to come out, they tell me they’re expecting their daughter any day now. The pharmacist has been watching the young couple since they came in.)
“These are fine, but can I ask why you need them?”
“Oh, I have a horrible cough that’s making my back ache even worse. I can’t get to sleep.”
(The pharmacist goes through a list of cough medicines safe for her to take, before the young man shakes his head with tears in his eyes.)
“I’m sorry, I’ve just lost my job and we really can’t afford any of those. Sorry for wasting your time.”
“That’s okay, but this packet is damaged, and legally I can’t let you take it. Seeing as it was the last one, let me and [my name] go look in the back for some more.”
(The pharmacist takes me out the back, where he puts three packets of name brand painkillers, four bottles of name brand cough syrup, a wheat bag for her back, a tin of formula, a packet of newborn nappies and a few of the hats the couple was looking at into a box. He hands me the box and tells me to take it out to them. I do and they both burst into tears, thanking us over and over again. They leave with huge smiles on their faces.)
“Thank you again!”
“I’m sorry, I couldn’t help but over hear. Did you say you just lost your job at [local company]?”
“Yes, I was an IT tech.”
“I own [other computer store in the area], and I’m looking for a new tech. Can you start tomorrow?”
(There were tears all round that night. A week later, the young woman brought in her beautiful daughter and a giant batch of cupcakes for the pharmacy staff. Best night at work ever!)
These guys, who dress up as popular comic book heroes and such, went to visit this little four year-old boy when he was dying from cancer. And at his funeral, they took off their masks while they carried his coffin, so to honor him.
I’m about to cry now.
THERE IS A LITTLE HULK FACE ON THE SIDE OF THE COFFIN I’M SOBBING
Reblogging again because this post really hits home for me.
The final kissing scene for Thor 2: The Dark World was shot during retakes after the main filming was finished, but Natalie Portman, who portrays Thor’s love interest Jane Foster, wasn’t able to make it. ‘It was for reshoots and he was working in Hong Kong and I couldn’t get there because I was working on my own film,’ the actress said. Since Natalie wasn’t available, Chris’ wife Elsa Pataky was asked to stand in, and the kissing scene was pulled off with the help of some tricky camera angles. “And so they put his wife in my wig and costume, that’s why it was so passionate. It was such a perfect solution, wasn’t it,” said Natalie.