Aldi customer's selfless act stuns shoppers: 'Warmed my heart'

It's good to know people like this still exist in the world.

It's not uncommon for people to let those with fewer items in front of them at the supermarket, but one Aldi customer's incredible act of kindness completely stunned onlookers. A New South Wales shopper recently shared the touching story to a local community Facebook page, after witnessing a heartfelt gesture unfold in the checkout line at her local store.

Signage is pictured outside an Aldi Local store on Kilburn High Road in London on January 2, 2023. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP) (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)
The random act of kindness of an Aldi customer in New South Wales has left people online shocked. Source: Getty Images

"Shout out to the beautiful lady at Aldi today at lunchtime when an older lady before her couldn't get her card to work," she began. "She swiped her card to pay for her goods! The lady was so overwhelmed by such an act of kindness that she didn't know what to do. She obviously has never had such an awesome act happen to her."

'Didn't think twice'

The woman went on to say that she was blown away by her fellow shopper's gesture, as the kind-hearted stranger didn't think twice before swiping her card. "It warmed my heart, brought tears to my eyes and made my day," she said.


Others agreed that the selfless act really was a lovely gesture, particularly amid the rising cost of living. "Random acts of kindness make the world go round," one group member commented. "This has made my day," another person wrote, with a third saying, "That makes my heart happy."

Kind woman found

Incredibly, the customer who paid for the groceries saw the post and commented herself, saying, "It's the least I could do". She went on to acknowledge the recognition, but noted it was something she was happy to do. "I appreciate it, but you would've done the same," she said.

A customer unloads her shopping trolley at Aldi store
Given the recent cost of living, shoppers couldn't;t believe the woman 'didn't think twice' before stepping in and paying for the older woman's groceries. Source: Getty Images

When the generous shopper's friends discovered the post, they said they weren't shocked that she was responsible for the heartfelt gesture. "Not surprised this was you. You are a beautiful person," one wrote.


It seems these acts aren't uncommon either, with several other people revealing they'd experienced similar situations while shopping recently. "This happened to me not so long ago at Aldi! My card was not working on my phone, nice lady paid for my groceries, $180," someone commented. Another added, "I had that done for me a couple of weeks ago in Nowra for no reason. It does make you feel grateful that there are still nice people in our midst."

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