A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away. It was for her birthday.
As he got out of his car he noticed a little girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she replied, "I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars."
The man smiled and said, "Come on in with me. I'll buy you a rose." He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother's flowers at the same time.
As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home. She said, "Yes, please! You can take me to my mother."
She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave.
After seeing this, the man returned to the flower shop, cancelled the wire order, picked up a bouquet and drove the two hundred miles to his mother's house.