Tesco shopper steps in after children panic at till and can’t pay

A pregnant mum has praised the kindness of a stranger who stepped in to help her children at the till in Tesco.

Katherine Dann, from Wallasey, said that her two children Kaitlin, 12, and Tyler, 11, went into the store on King Street to buy some shopping.

However, the mum had not realised that her card was cracked meaning the contactless didn’t work and her children did not know her pin number.

But thankfully a mystery lady stepped in to pay after spotting the mum needing help.

She said: “Would just like to say a massive thank you to the lady in King Street Tesco yesterday who paid for my shopping.

“I’m 37 weeks pregnant and sent two of my kids in for a few bits not realising my card had a crack so the contactless wouldn’t work and obviously the kids didn’t have my pin.

“If this was you I’d like to firstly pay you back and secondly I’d just like to say what a lovely thing that was to do especially during these tough times. Thank you very much!”

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The 30-year-old told the ECHO: “Honestly at first I felt a bit embarrassed, and then I just thought how lovely it was for a stranger to do that.

“I’ve no doubt the kids were probably a bit panicked and wondering what to do.

“The lady obviously saw this and stepped in, things are tough for a lot of people at the moment so I think for somebody to do that was just amazing.”

Katherine posted the news in her local community Facebook group in the hopes of tracking down the woman and thanking her.

More than 300 people liked the message and many applauded the kind gesture saying ‘it restores faith in human nature’.

Sharon Hillman said: “Hi hun I served your two children yesterday the lady who paid for your shopping is one of our regular customers she is a lovely lady she’s always lovely to all of us.”

Carole Lee added: “Restores your faith in human nature. Lovely to read some good news.”

Paul Franks commented: “Fantastic. Still some good people left in the world. Well done.”

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The mum told the ECHO that she has since been contacted by the kind stranger.

She said: “I’ve actually just been contacted by the lady who doesn’t want the money back and said to give it to my children.

“I live by a local charity helping people in need with food so I’m going to pass on the good deed.

“It wasn’t a lot of money but the lady’s act of kindness not only restored my faith in people but also showed my kids there are still kind and selfless people about.”

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