Stranger Gives Toddler $20 For Toys After Death Of His Young Grandson

COWETA, Okla. -- An Oklahoma woman was left crying "in the middle of Target" after a stranger pulled $20 out of his wallet to help purchase a toy for her son.

Alyssa Hacker was waiting on "Grammi" inside Target when her young son grabbed three dinosaur toys.

"We were trying to pick out which one he wanted when Owen abruptly yelled 'Hi' at this older man walking past us," Hacker wrote in a Facebook post. "He turned around and said, 'hey sweet boy.'"

"But he obviously was taking his pain and grieving and turning it into something positive," Hacker told 5NEWS. "And I think that's kind of hard to do in today's day and age. A lot of people don't see the light at the end of the tunnel if they're upset about something or grieving."

As Owen continued to play with the toys, the man got $20 out of his wallet, put it in the little boy's shirt pocket and said, "I just lost my 2-year-old grandson last week. You take this money and buy this boy all three dinosaurs."

He then rubbed Owen’s back, wiped away his tears and walked off.

"Hope and pray that [Owen] continues to have this impact and throughout his life," Hacker said. "And he is like, just a light for people. And I hope that other people can see that just doing a simple gesture can go a really long way."