- A woman named Becky Loos shared how a stranger helped her in her time of need
- The mum said she realised that she had left her wallet at home on reaching the checkout counter at a supermarket
- The distraught lady was about to leave without the items when a kind man offered to pay for them
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A woman has expressed gratitude to a stranger who paid for her shopping after forgetting her wallet at home.
According to Becky Loos, she had already shopped, and the items she picked were scanned by the cashier when she realised she had forgotten her wallet in her child’s diaper bag.
“After I couldn't find my wallet, the cashier and bagger graciously offered to suspend my order and put all my perishable items in a cooler so I could run home to get my wallet,” she said.
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However, according to the mum, she lives more than 20 minutes away from the store and by the time she made it back, more than an hour would have passed.
“It was already 7:00 and we still needed to eat dinner. I succumbed to the fact I would have to put an order in online and pick it up the following day,” she stated.
Loos explained feeling defeated as she had a lot to deal with at home since her husband had travelled.
“My son, who just got done helping me put everything on the conveyor belt, kept asking what was wrong.
In my frustration and anger (toward myself), I said I didn’t have my wallet, and we had to leave,” she stated.
At that point, a man named Barry overheard the conversation and stepped in to lend a helping hand.
According to Loos, Barry inquired about the total amount, but she refused. However, he insisted, and she let him pay for it.
Barry then told her that he had been in a similar situation, and his late wife would have wanted him to help her.
“My wife recently died and if she were here, she'd want me to help you. So, I'm doing it for her, too,” he told her.
“He was my saving grace this evening. He's a reminder that there's plenty of good out there,” a grateful Loos wrote.
Stranger pays youngster's shopping
In other news, Briefly News reported that a kind man, Alan Miller, overheard a son at a supermarket's counter narrate how he had to work hard to get supplies for himself.
The child said he spent his holidays getting money because he did not want bills to overburden his mother.
Miller was touched by the young man's words and paid for all the things he shopped.
Source: Briefly News