We love shopping at Walmart. I care a lot about saving money and staying on a strict budget. It is not going to be long before we have three kids in College, so we are preparing now. With coupons and Walmart's low prices we keep our family household costs very low.
This past week the kids and I were shopping at Walmart for all our back to school supplies. While driving into the Walmart parking lot the kids noticed a homeless person sitting on the corner with a sign begging for money. It was well into the high 90's and they were so sweet to feel like they might be thirsty. While shopping in Walmart the kids picked out some flavored Clear American water for the people. I thought it was so sweet and compassionate of the kids.
After we were done shopping we walked across the parking lot in the heat to bring the people some Clear American water. As we approached them they put their hands out. The children approached them and said, "We thought you might be hot and wanted to give you some flavored water." Slowly I watched their hands go down and the smile that my kids had on their face turn into frowns and they told them, "No!"
At first we did not know how to respond. I then told the people how the children just wanted to give them some water to help them stay cool in the heat. They then responded with, "We don't want your water, only your money." Then Tyler broke down crying.
We quickly left the corner out of fear that they might attempt to rob me and made a quick dash to the car. The kids were pretty upset that night about what had happened and they made these videos to express their feelings.
Tyler had the best response of them all.:
The next day the kids were out playing when the gardeners drove up. They ran inside and got a huge cup of ice and gave them a bottle of Clear American flavored water. The gardeners were so happy and grateful for the kids thinking about them in the heat.
The kids also enjoyed drinking the Clear American water. This was their first time drinking flavored water with the exception of a little lemon in their water. Tyler loved it and actually chugged an entire bottle. I think it will be the perfect treat for the kids to enjoy on special occasions. It has 0 calories, 0 sodium, 0 caffeine and 0 sugar.
I was compensated for this post from Collective Bias, who is a vendor for Cott Beverages inc., the manufacturer of Clear American brand beverages. The shopping at Walmart was part of a social shopper insights study. All my photos, thoughts and opinions are of my own.