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All it takes is a little kindness, patience and caring to touch hearts.

A Target cashier had no idea that treating an elderly customer paying in coins the way he would want to be treated, would make him an Internet sensation.

“You never know who’s watching,” said Ishmael Gilbert, whose patience with the woman holding up the line caught a shopper’s attention.

Sarah Owen Bigler, who initially was growing annoyed with waiting for the senior shopper ahead of her to pay at the register with change, had a change of heart after seeing how warm Gilbert was toward her.

“I realized I hadn’t been inconvenienced at all,” wrote the impressed mother on Facebook, where she also posted a smart phone image of Gilbert. “That my daughter was instead witnessing kindness and patience and being taught this valuable lesson by a complete stranger; furthermore, I realized that I too needed a refresher on this lesson.”

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