Heartbreaking generosity reduces shopper to tears
A CHAT in a supermarket queue has brought one mum to tears after a stranger insisted on paying for her groceries.
Warwick's Bridgette Brown struck up a conversation with a woman called Denise while waiting in the Woolworths line on Thursday.
The pair soon got to talking about their families and Denise became shocked when Miss Brown revealed she cared for seven children.
"She said to me, 'You deserve a pat on the back and I just said I was doing what I hope someone would do for me one day'," Miss Brown said.
But that wasn't enough for Denise who insisted she pay for Miss Brown's $80 grocery bill. "She said, 'Love, you really do need that pat on the back. You know what, I'm going to pay for your groceries," Miss Brown said.
"I begged her not to but she said, "No, love, I want to, you deserve much more than I can give, so I'm more than happy to help you."
Miss Brown was stunned by the generosity and burst into tears, hugging the kind stranger in thanks.
"I've never had that stuff done for me, I just take it in my stride and do what I have to do with the kids," she said.
"Warwick always has bad news, but I've never experienced any of it and this lets everyone see Warwick ain't that bad."
With the extra change, Miss Brown was able to treat herself and pay it forward to her own mum, who had driven the family to the shopping centre that day.
"It helped me go buy other things I needed and meant I could shout mum a nice cold drink and maybe lunch," she said.
"I will do my best to pay forward.
"It may not be as big of a deal but I will do my best to notice someone a bit down and out on their luck.
"If I can help, I will.
"We're not all here for a long time and we should make the most of it."