A mother from South Carolina was "blown away" after a Walmart cashier insisted on paying for half of her groceries.
Ashley Jordan and husband, Michael, were checking out at a local Walmart store in Columbia last week when cashier Sharnique Dasant surprised them. Jordan says she was digging through her wallet, trying to count her money out while consoling a fussy baby. It was then that Dasant smiled and said, "I think y’all need a blessing tonight."
The cashier walked over and slid her personal credit card through the machine. She paid for Jordan's groceries.
"It's like I saw a different face on her," said Dasant in an interview. "I just had, like, a little man on my shoulder that told me to give her a hundred dollars." And so, she did.
Soon afterward, Jordan posted this photo on Facebook, detailing their life-changing encounter at the superstore.
"Today me and my Husband Michael Jordan went to the Walmart on Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, SC. It was another dreaded shopping trip trying to buy groceries for a family of 5. We got as much stuff as we could get on my husband's income since I'm a Stay at Home Mom."
She goes on to say that she is not a fan of shopping at Walmart because of how rude some of the people can be. "But," she confessed, "after tonight, my whole perspective has changed."
Her post concluded with a direct message to the warm-hearted cashier, thanking her for providing them with such a blessing. "You will never realize how much you helped us out and how much faith you have put back into our hearts."
Ashley told reporters that there are good people out there and that she plans on paying it forward in the future.
Though we haven't heard boo (yet) from officials at Walmart, it goes without saying that a minimum wage cashier just schooled their entire PR department on the fundamentals of humanity. She's raising kids of her own and certainly $100 out of her own account is significant.
It's no secret that Walmart employees are one of the largest group of Medicaid recipients in the U.S., costing taxpayers millions of dollars each year due to low paid wages. What this cashier did for her company is an employer's wet dream—a lesson in corporate giving with a dash of underpaid employee morale.
So, here's a pro-tip for the CEO's over at Walmart: reimburse Dasant and throw in a bonus for doing your publicist's job. It's the least you can do to save face with those of us who can see through your inability to do the right thing.