This Grocery Store Cashier Has A Heart Of Gold
Grocery shopping with children can be a challenge. But it’s especially tricky for Amanda Wilkinson of Basingstoke, England. Her twin daughters are absolutely precious, but both have autism on top of suffering from severe visual impairment. So, she was especially moved during a recent shopping trip when she got an extra hand with the girls from a very kind grocery store cashier!
Amanda has grown used to awkward stares and disapproving looks from bystanders when one or both of the twins have an outburst in public. But to her surprise, this cashier had a completely different response. And that’s why the grateful mom shared her appreciation on the store’s Facebook page — a post that has since gone viral.
The letter to the kind grocery store cashier reads:
I would like to say a massive thank you to the lady in the photo (sorry didn’t see her name) who helped me today at Morrisons in Basingstoke.
I have two children that are both registered blind and are also autistic. As you can imagine shopping is not an easy thing for me to do, at the checkout both girls decided to go into meltdown and this very kind lady decided to help instead of judge. It doesn’t happen very often!
She distracted my daughter by letting her scan all my shopping. A dream come true for Holly who loves playing ‘shops’. It melts my heart to come across people that are prepared to go the extra mile, and little acts of kindness makes a massive difference to my world.
I hope this gets back to her and she knows how much we appreciate it.
The mystery of the cashier’s identity was quickly solved when the store manager, Simon Nellis, saw the post and replied.
And he wasn’t the only one who recognized Lin. Other customers chimed, praising the sweet woman for her kindness, not just to Amanda’s children, but to all of the customers who go through her line.
Lin’s team cheered her for her kindness, and Simon presented her with a bouquet of flowers.
And Lin even got a shout out from corporate!
Lin’s act of compassion may have been simple, but it had a huge impact. Not just for Amanda, but also for all the folks seeing this good deed show up in their newsfeed. It’s a beautiful reminder that kindness always wins!
“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” 1 Peter 3:8
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