A Husband and His Pregnant Wife Visit the Pharmacy

Most of what we read online or in the newspapers is negative news. You don’t see a lot of heartwarming stories making the headlines. However, when we run across a feel-good story, it’s a great idea to enjoy it. Everyone wants to have their faith restored in humanity sometimes. One young man recanted a story of what happened to him when he was working late one night at a 24-hour pharmacy. In the story, he describes a young couple who are in the store because the wife, who is heavily pregnant, is having back pain from coughing so much. When you’re pregnant, you can’t take just anything. You have to know what’s safe and what won’t hurt the baby. Also, most young couples could use a little help financially sometimes, and if you’re in the situation of the young father-to-be in this story, it can be particularly stressful. You see, he has just lost his job and doesn’t know how he’s going to take care of his little family. To make matters worse, the young couple can’t even afford the medication that’s recommended by the pharmacist. What transpires will warm your heart. Read this beautiful story below.

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.

Female Customer: “I’m sorry, but can you please ask the pharmacist if these are safe for me to take?”

Me: “Of course!”

(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.)

Pharmacist: “These are fine, but can I ask why you need them?”

Female Customer: “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.)

Male Customer: “I’m sorry, I’ve just lost my job, and we really can’t afford any of those. Sorry for wasting your time.”

Pharmacist: “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.)

Female Customer: “Thank you again!”

Other Customer: “I’m sorry, I couldn’t help but over hear. Did you say you just lost your job at [local company]?”

Male Customer: “Yes, I was an IT tech.”

Other Customer: “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!)

A beautiful heartwarming story and we’re glad we found it.

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