A granny received a lovely gift one beautiful morning. Johnny, her 8-year-old grandson, had made the decision to pretend to be a barista and bring her a cup of coffee as she slept. She couldn’t help but grin at her small grandson’s thoughtfulness because it was such a beautiful gesture.
Johnny stared with avid anticipation as she reached for the cup and held it in her palms. She took a drink as the aroma of freshly brewed coffee teased her senses. It was the bitterest coffee she had ever tasted, much to her surprise. Although her eyes expanded, she refrained from discouraging her grandson’s efforts.
She forced herself to swallow down the full cup, repressing the urge to frown, with firm resolve and love in her heart. She wanted Johnny to believe that he had created something that his grandmother cherished. She tried to hide her dislike of the bitter beverage as she put the empty cup back on the nightstand.
The bottom of the cup, nevertheless, caught her attention as she peeked inside. There were three miniature green army guys lying on the coffee grounds, partially immersed. She looked to Johnny, puzzled yet inquisitive, and enquired, “Honey, what are these toys doing in my coffee?”
Johnny said firmly, “I’m just doing what it says on the TV, Grandma. ‘The best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup.'” Johnny had an innocent grin on his face.
The grandmother started laughing, forgetting her initial discomfort in the joy of the event. She gave Johnny a bear embrace while expressing her gratitude for the coffee as well as the creativity and love that had gone into creating this unusual morning surprise. A bitter cup of coffee had been transformed into a priceless memory by Johnny’s innocence and humor, reminding her that the best parts of life were frequently found in unexpected locations and times of sincere connection.