I saw an incident a while ago with two parents that completely blew me away.
A mother, father, and daughter were all shopping in the shoe store I work at to find shoes for the girl, who was about 8. They were greeted and turned down our offer of help when asked, which happens.
I was talking with one of my coworkers when we suddenly hear this awful retching noise and both of the people I was with immediately called, "Not it!"
I looked over at the young girl and she had just thrown up on herself. Her parents asked to use our staff bathroom to clean her up and we let them, of course. I had just finished mopping up the vomit when they emerged from the back, the little girl looking miserable.
For sure these parents would leave and take their sick child home to recuperate, right? Nope! They immediately went back to shopping and showing her shoes. I was floored by it because the girl still looked absolutely exhausted. Were I in her shoes I would feel embarrassed and as her parents I would feel bad for her.
She basically sat there listlessly until the parents took the hint and took her home.
Shaking my head with disgust,