Aldi shopper blown away by kind act at checkout: 'So embarrassed'

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An Aldi shopper has shared a heartwarming act of kindness she received while shopping at the Wyndham Vale store in Victoria this week.

Taking to the Aldi Mum's Facebook group, the user shared the experience that meant "so much" to her.

An Aldi shopper has shared how she was blown away by an act of kindness at the checkout when she couldn't pay for her groceries. Photo: Getty
An Aldi shopper has shared how she was blown away by an act of kindness at the checkout when she couldn't pay for her groceries. Photo: Getty

"Would love to thank the lady at the Wyndham Vale Aldi from the other day, I was having a shocking time at the checkout tried my card a billion times and it just wouldn't work (yes I had money in there to pay for it)," she wrote. 

"I was so embarrassed, feeling the pressure of a 100 eyes on me to move it lol when this lady walked up said, 'I've got you' and paid for my items [which was] only $34.00 but I can not thank you enough, your kindness is not unappreciated. In fact it [meant] so much to me you wouldn't believe."

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The woman continued, "Life hasn't been great for me, I'm a recently single mum of 3 doing it really tough and going through a few things. I will definitely pay it forward as soon as I possibly can."

She finished, "Thank you for your kindness and compassion.

Many customers shared their experience of paying for other people's groceries. Photo: Getty
Many customers shared their experience of paying for other people's groceries. Photo: Getty

Other Aldi shoppers loved the story with one user writing, "Kindness is still a real thing, I hope your life gets better and soon."

"It's nice to hear some nice news for a change," another added.

"Still nice people in this crazy world," a third added. 

"Lovely gesture from a complete stranger, especially in these hard times that we’re all going through & no one knows what [people] maybe going through in their life, I hope that this kind gesture is the start to your life taking a turn for the better," someone else wrote.

"That happened to me the other day but no one offered to pay for mine... that's probably because mine cost $170 lol," one user joked.

One person shared one possible reason why people's cards are often declined at Aldi, "That’s really lovely of this person. I was told by a guy teller at Aldi this happens often re cards not working when mine did the same I said, 'Oh it always does it here,' he said it’s because their machines are too old to keep up with the technology."

Other people shared how they'd previously paid for someone else's groceries if the person was in a similar situation.

"I paid for an elderly lady's shopping a while ago," one user wrote. "Just the difference she was short. Best part was, she didn’t even realise! Made me feel good."

"We paid for an elderly man's shopping a few weeks back just because, I love doing things like that and making someone feel special," another added. 

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