Christie came to visit Sam at the hospice house, knowing there wasn't much time left to say goodbye; she had grown up next door to him, and he'd always held a special place in her heart.
Sam had lost his beloved wife, and was now in the end stage of cancer; Christie's husband had been killed by a drunk driver, and she was struggling to get by on her own. Neither of them had any family left in the world, so they'd been family to each other and she was going to miss him so!
When it was time to go, Christie leaned close to give Sam a hug and kiss, and he whispered to her with labored breaths, "Remember that big tree in my back yard where the swing was... dig underneath the rock beside it, I hid a box for you there."
A week after Sam's funeral Christie went to retrieve the box, and was stunned to find that it contained over fifty thousand dollars with a note in Sam's scrawl that said simply "Go and be happy, thank you for being so kind."
I'm linking up with Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction
where the writing prompt this week is "whisper"