Going the Extra Mile (post from Frank Somerville KTVU)

“It melts my heart to come across people that are prepared to go the extra mile, and little acts of kindness makes a massive difference to my world.”

That’s what Amanda Wilkens posted the other day after her experience in a Supermarket called Morrisons in the United Kindom.

It’s all because of what the checker did for Amanda’s two kids.
Here’s what Amanda wrote:

I would like to say a massive thank you to the lady in the photo (sorry didn’t see her name) who helped me today at Morrisons in Basingstoke.

I have two children that are both registered blind and are also autistic.

As you can imagine shopping is not an easy thing for me to do, at the checkout both girls decided to go into meltdown and this very kind lady decided to help instead of judge.

It doesn’t happen very often!

She distracted my daughter by letting her scan all my shopping.
A dream come true for Holly who loves playing ‘shops’.

It melts my heart to come across people that are prepared to go the extra mile, and little acts of kindness makes a massive difference to my world.

Amanda xxx

It turns out that the checker’s name is Lin.
Here’s what Morrisons wrote about her:

What an amazing lady (Lin) is and what a credit she is to our company.
We are very proud to say she works for Morrisons.

It’s amazing how something small can make a massive difference to others and it’s lovely to hear that one of your daughter’s dreams has been brought to life by this act of kindness.

Thanks – Harriet

And the store manager Simon Nellis wrote:

“That’s my Lin!
Thanks for sharing this.
I make a massive fuss of my team when they do great, natural things for our customers like this and they also go on our wall of fame.
I can now do this with Lin.”

I’m always impressed by people who are kind.
Because small acts of kindness can go so far.

This is one of my favorite quotes:
“You can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat those who can do nothing for them.”


Thanks to Maria Clara Severo for telling me about this story.

Frank Somerville KTVU's photo.
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