The owner is a family friend and asked me if I could cover because they were short on staff. So, I think this counts on TFR. This takes place in a small convenient store.
There wasn’t much to do so I decided to walk around maybe reorganized misplaced items when suddenly a kid (maybe 3-4 years old) holds my hand. I kind of look around to see if someone lost their kid and then I see a young lady gave me a “go on” gesture. I’m a bit confused as what she wants me to do but whatever I was bored and this kid looked cooler than my friends. So I asked if he liked candy and asked which one he liked. He didn’t say anything and just pointed to some gummy worms.
Me: That’s cool. Me too! I like the sour ones because I can make this face. sour face
This made the kid laugh
Boy: I love you daddy hugs me
TBH I freaked out a bit and thought this kid couldn’t possibly be mine as I looked over to the young lady she started tearing up.
Me: I love you too, son
The boy ran back to the lady
The lady walks up to me and hugs me
Lady: I’m so sorry for that, my husband just passed away 2 days ago. This is the first time I saw him talk since that day.
Me: I’m sorry for your loss
Lady: Thank you
They proceeded to leave. The boy is waving his gummy worms at me and I do the sour face and he does the same.