ALDI supermarket buyer and mother of a boy with autism speechless because of the cash register campaign

An ALDI supermarket customer has revealed how she was speechless at the actions of staff and shoppers during a recent visit to her local store.

Speaking to a popular Facebook group, the NSW mum shared she had a difficult experience at the store.

Explaining that her son, who has autism, was “hopping around the store,” she realized she was a few bucks short when it came time to pay for her groceries at the checkout.

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The mother said it was the kind acts of ALDI checkout clerks and another customer that helped turn her bad day around.

“All my faith in humanity has been restored today after visiting my local ALDI in NSW,” she wrote on the ALDI Mums Facebook page.

“Doing my weekly grocery shopping with my autistic son, hopping around the store and the guy at the checkout talking to him — staying calm while scanning.

File image of an ALDI checkout. Recognition: picture alliance/dpa/Picture Alliance via Getty

“I was a few dollars short of checkout and a nice lady I didn’t know paid the rest of my bill.”

She added: “It was a bad day turned great.”

Other ALDI fans were blown away by the heartwarming story and shared their own stories of acts of kindness at the checkout.

“I remember going through one of the worst times of my life,” one wrote.

“A stranger – he didn’t know me, didn’t know what I was up to – came out and paid for my fuel before I could even say thank you.

“I love hearing similar stories.

“Money really is just money and it’s really restored my faith in humanity when we take care of each other like that.”

File image of an ALDI checkout. Recognition: Facebook

Another wrote: “I saw it the other day. A lady had problems with her new bank card.

“She counted the change — the man in front of her gave $50 and the lady behind her had $10.

“She and her kids got their groceries and it was nice to see.”

A third added: “Not ALDI but I had two crying twin babies at a checkout in Woolies.

“They opened a cash register for me, unpacked my purchases, packed them and loaded them into the car.

“Fourteen years later, I still remember her kindness.” ALDI supermarket buyer and mother of a boy with autism speechless because of the cash register campaign

James Brien

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