I wanted to share this magical moment as it has affected and moved me deeply…
I’m very much in a case of “robbing Peter to pay Paul” (an expression meaning to borrow from one in order to pay something owed to another) and with my partner currently out of work my wage does not get us through the month.
I was at my local Tesco Express and had filled a basket with food and essentials, when it came to payment, my card was declined. In despair I left the shop wondering how the heck I was going to feed us for the next four days.
I went back to the shop with the change we’d managed to scrape together, when I approached the cashier I mentioned that she’d need to put most of the shopping back but I could pay for a couple of the items. The Cashier smiled and said, “It doesn’t matter, your shopping has been paid for.”
In disbelief I stood there as she explained that the guy who’d been behind me in the queue had told the cashier to put the shopping onto his bill, after he’d paid he came outside to look for me only I’d left already.
This gentleman went back into the shop and asked the cashier to put the shopping in storage till/if I came back.
He hasn’t left his number or name and I have no way of being able to say thank you in person.
I have been so moved by this act of kindness from a stranger who wanted nothing more than to help someone who was in obvious need.
Whoever you are, from the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you.
Anna, 36, UK