But Alex stepped up, who, instead of letting the customer come out empty-handed, offered to pay for his groceries himself, Manchester Evening News reports.
A post on Asda’s Facebook page explained: “Kudos to our colleague Alex who went out of his way to help a customer at our Omagh store who realized he forgot his debit card when he went to pay. her shopping just as the store was closing.
“Rather than leaving the customer stuck, a benevolent Alex went ahead and paid for the groceries himself.
“Alex said, ‘I just didn’t want to leave the client stuck. It was very late at night and I wouldn’t want that to happen to anyone! ”
Store manager Steven said, “This is just one example of Alex going the extra mile for our customers.
“Not many people would believe the person would come back to pay for their possessions, but Alex did as he didn’t want to see them stuck.
“He’s a very caring member of our team, and I think he has a very bright future here. “
Buyers were quick to praise Alex’s act of kindness, and the post has now gone viral, racking up nearly 10,000 likes and over 300 shares and over 800 comments.
In response, a Facebook user wrote: “Well done man, I hope you got your money back! I use Asda often and find the staff always helpful and pleasant. ”
“What a caring person. Lovely to hear and to hope that he will go far in his career with Asda, ”said someone else.
A third wrote: “Well done Alex, you are one in a million. I really hope Asda respects what you’ve done, it’s not often that people like you do such a good and caring thing. ”
“What a beautiful gesture. Well done Alex. It’s good to see that we still have kind and caring people in this evil world we live in. You really are a great employee and Asda should be very proud of you working for them. Well done, ”praised another.
Another admirer said: “Well done young man, you are a hero few people would do that. I pray the gentleman will come back? ”
Proof that kindness still exists in this world – you just have to find it.