See’s Candies and Grandpa, a heart warming story

South San Francisco, CA   February 10, 2014
Valentines 2014 Ashley Hope

A beloved gift from her Grandpa, Ashley Hope keeps this motorcycle on her nightstand to this day


We received this story in response to our Valentine’s Day GAME ON and we believe it needs a wider audience. There is definitely something magical about a grandpa’s love.  ESC sent Ashley a See’s Candy gift certificate to sweeten her Valentine’s Day just a bit.

I can’t remember exactly how old I was but it was around elementary school aged. See’s had a giveaway of these little motorcycles with a sidecar. My grandfather woke me up extremely early to wait in line to get one. We ate at McDonald’s before braving the cold weather.
I had some orange that didn’t sit well with my stomach and as we were waiting in line it all came back up. A woman from See’s brought some paper towels out the cover the sidewalk and while I uncontrollably cried, my grandpa patted me on the back and let me know I was going to be okay.

We had originally agreed to keep the motorcycles in the box but to make me feel better, he let me open mine up to play with.
At the time it didn’t mean much to me but looking back that was a real special moment I shared with my grandpa and think about it every time I drive by See’s. The motorcycle still sits on my nightstand today.

-Ashley Hope

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