A long-serving Asda worker has made his colleagues proud this week with a touching act of kindness “restored faith in human beings”.
When a regular customer at the Trafford Park branch of the popular supermarket retailer nipped in to store before heading to work one morning, it wasn’t until she got to the checkout to pay for the shopping that she realised she had accidentally left her bank card at home.
This is where Ron stepped in.
Recognising the customer from the many times she’d shopped in store before, Ron told her not to worry about it, and instead, paid the £42 for the shopping out of his own pocket.
Ron – who has worked at the Greater Manchester store for 16 years – has now been nominated for an ‘Asda Superstar Service Award’ following his generous good deed after the customer wrote to our store to thank him and say that her “faith in human beings had been restored”.
A spokesperson for Asda said that everyone is “so proud” of Ron.
Explaining a little more about the events of the day that saw Ron nominated for the award, Ana – Customer Trading Manager at the Asda Trafford Park store – said: “The lady was hurrying to work and when she got to our store at 6.15am she realised while on the self scan that she’d left her bank card at home.
“She told Ron what she’d done and asked if he could he put the shopping away until later that afternoon, saying she would go home after work and come back – about a 45-minute round trip.
“Ron knew the customer was a regular and told her not to worry about it and paid the £42 for her shopping himself [and] he was very happy to help out, saying the customer could return at her convenience to pay him back, which she did later that day.
“The customer was utterly shocked by Ron’s kind act.”
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