‘You changed my life today’ Kind stranger pays for stressed mum’s shopping as a festive good deed

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  • A stressed mum has shared the heart-warming story of a kind stranger that came to her rescue when a trip to the supermarket because too much.

    Danielle Vinson shared her sweet story showing the kindness of strangers with Facebook page, Love What Matters.

    In her post she describes that as a mum of boys, she knows they love her but that day had been a particularly testing one, ‘After a day of pms-ing, and dealing with boys who love me so but just DON’T get it, I took a “break” at the market with just one kid – the one that doesn’t talk back (yet)’.

    After making her way around the store, feeding her little one some teething crackers to make the trip as smooth as possible, she got to the check out with a mountain of shopping only to have a very frustrating realisation: ‘I placed all our items on the belt, handed the cashier our reusable bags, and turned around to a sudden panic while fumbling around my wallet-less diaper bag.’

    In a moment of panic, Danielle rang her husband but of course there was nothing he could do at that time.

    Luckily for her someone else came to her rescue, ‘Holding my forehead in despair with one hand, I called my husband with the other and pleaded for him to teleport my wallet to me in that moment, when I heard her behind me.’

    “Keep ringing everything up, I’ll take care of it.” I whipped around in absolute disbelief and shook my head. I glanced at the screen at an unfinished subtotal of $70 and whipped around, thankful, but insistent that it was just way too expensive.’

    But the kind stranger insisted, “Seriously, don’t worry about it, I need to do something for the holidays. Merry Christmas, enjoy” she told me, with insistence stronger than mine.’

    Danielle was overwhelmed, as anyone would be, and now she wants to say thank you to that kind stranger.

    ‘I felt my eyes welling up with joyful, humbled, grateful tears. This is the stuff you read about that makes you smile, but when it’s real life, YOUR reality?

    ‘You changed my life today, ma’am. This moment is now forever engrained in my heart, and every thanksgiving I’m bringing YOUR love to my table. Thank you, from the peaks to the depths of my heart. Thank you.’