A cashier’s random act of kindness received a lot of praise after it went viral on social media.
The moment was captured by Gary Clark who was buying groceries at the Marsh on Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis when he noticed an elderly woman in line in front of him.
When the cashier finished scanning the elderly woman’s items, the woman realized she did not have enough money to cover her costs. That’s when the cashier took money out of her own pocket to pay for half of the woman’s groceries.
While the elderly woman relented her help, the cashier was able to convince her to accept her assistance.
The cashier’s name was Janell. When the elderly woman told her she didn’t have to help pay for the groceries, Janell said, “You come through my line all the time, and I want to help. I had a good week.”
Clark rushed to share what he saw. The post quickly went viral, garnering more than 26,000 shares in just one week.
Clark posted a photo of Janell on Facebook, along with a caption:
This girl is a cashier at Marsh on Kentucky Ave, her name is Janell. A elderly woman came through her line, did not have enough money. This young lady took money out of her own pocket and paid half of her bill. Please share and let everyone know our youth is not a lost cause. I was proud to [witness] it, Marsh should be proud to have her as an employee
“I bet this made her feel really appreciated, thank you Gary for making her feel valued,” one Facebook user commented. “She might not get that feeling a lot!”
“There should be [a lot] of people like her in this World,” commented another. “Bless her heart what a good thing to do. Someone should call the Manager, and let them know about her good deed. She at least, deserve’s to be Employee of the Month.”