KUSA - Valentine's Day is not just for expressing love, but also kindness. An Aurora family learned this year that sometimes it's that unexpected gesture that means the most.
It's been a tough year for Tiffany Slawski and her sons David, 7, and Brandon, 3. The boys' dad died over the summer.
"Brandon says it the most, just, 'I miss my daddy, I miss daddy," David said.
At the grocery store on Valentine's Day, Tiffany thought Brandon had his head down because he couldn't have a soda.
"I began to explain to him that you can't always have everything that you want," Tiffany said. "He said, 'I'm just sad my daddy died.' A woman next to us overheard, and she looked at me - and I, with a nod, confirmed yes. And she said, 'I'm so sorry.'"
That same stranger was in line behind them as they went to pay for their groceries. Tiffany had a problem with her credit card, and had to leave her cart to get another card. She returned to something that left her speechless.
"The lady behind me that had overheard us prior had paid for my groceries," Tiffany said. "I stood there and cried for a second."
It was a tab just under $50, but some things you can't put a price tag on.
"It feels like it brightens your whole week, your whole year," said David.
"She must be just a divine lady," Tiffany said. "She must be. I would just love meet her and thank her personally."
She said she called 9News in hopes of finding the woman, and to let others know that such kindness still exists.
"I'm glad I live in Colorado because we have great people in our state," she said.
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