Asda employee called true ‘gentleman’ after stepping in to help distressed shopper who couldn’t pay

An employee at Asda in Northern Ireland has gone viral after kindly stepping in to help a distressed customer pay for her shopping.

The customer had realised she’d forgotten her bank card when she turned up to pay at the Asda store in Coleraine, County Londonderry, and was unable to pay for her groceries.

With no other way of paying for her items, Asda worker Marc offered to pay for the items out of his own pocket, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Nothing more frustrating than not having the money to pay for your shopping
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Marc’s generosity has seen him get nominated for an Asda customer service award.

The store’s customer trading manager Angela said: “He didn’t tell anyone that he had paid for the shopping, which is just typical of Marc.

“He is a quiet and humble man, and I would not be surprised if he had done things like this before. He doesn’t like a fuss and is always there to help out his colleagues and customers. He is a very knowledgeable and calming person.”

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Marc said: “She was a regular customer and she had gotten quite stressed. I wouldn’t want to see anyone stuck so I paid for her shopping because I could. It was the right thing to do, and I was happy to help.”

The customer returned to the store a number of days later to repay Marc for his kindness.

Marc has since gone viral on social media, with hundreds of Asda shoppers sharing his photo and showering him with praise.

One person wrote: “How lovely of him so many good people in this world he deserves the best.”

“What a lovely gesture! You deserve this recognition. I wish there were more folk like Marc,” said another.

A third shopper wrote: “What a gem… credit to your employer. Hope they are appreciative.”

“Congratulations Marc, always so pleasant to be around when in store shopping! Always talks away to my wee girl and helps distract her when I’m trying to pack! Such a gentleman,” said another of Marc’s fans.

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