Cashier Pays For Struggling Foster Mom’s Groceries

Cashier Pays For Struggling Foster Mom’s Groceries

After a long hard day at work, one exhausted cashier was ready to finish his shift and get home. However, when he saw a mother with three young children on the brink of breaking down, he didn’t hesitate to go above and beyond to help her.

Towards the end of Nicholas Tate’s shift as a cashier at an Oklahoma Walmart, a woman stepped up to the counter and explained that she was fostering a baby and had to use WIC, a federal program that helps low-income families with kids pay for some groceries, for the first time. “She had a good amount of items and most of them went through, but she apparently didn’t have the right formula and it wouldn’t go through,” Tate said. “We had to run a separate transaction for the rest.”

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But as Tate tried to figure out why the baby formula wasn’t being accepted, the line of customers quickly started to grow. “More customers, more grumbling and dirty looks as they moved to the other lane and I’m frustrated and trying not to cry,” the customer said. “At this point, a lady we know came up and asked why I was causing so many problems. I told her I was just failing as a foster mom because I can’t figure out WIC and almost burst into tears right there.”

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Tate called the manager over for help and tried to make the transaction again. “I already had my card out at that point. I felt like God was telling me to pay for it,” Tate said. “The second it didn’t work I swiped my card.” The woman was stunned and started tearing up when she realized Tate paid for $60 worth of groceries for her. “When we feel like God is telling us to do something — how many times do we say no? In that moment, without a doubt, he was telling me to pay, telling me these people are in need, to help them.”

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“I don’t remember everything he said to me after that but I do know he told me that I wasn’t failing and that what we were doing was an amazing thing. I have been able to get into contact with this young man… and thank him again as well as his mom and tell her how incredibly blessed we were by her son and thank her for raising such an exceptional young man,” the woman said. “It made my heart really happy,” Tate added. “It confirmed that I’m doing what God wants me to do.”

Watch the entire video below to see the amazing thing this cashier did for a struggling foster mom.

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