Monday, 9 May 2016

Cashier's kindness goes viral


Cashier Lin helps Amanda's daughter to scan the family's shoppingImage copyrightAmanda Wilkins
Image captionCashier Lin helps Amanda's daughter to scan the family's shopping
A mother's Facebook post thanking a supermarket cashier who helped calm her blind and autistic daughters during a shopping trip has gone viral.
Amanda Wilkins described how her children became overwhelmed while shopping at a branch of Morrisons and had a "meltdown", prompting a kind response from a cashier named Lin.
Amanda posted a "massive thank you" along with a photo of Lin helping her daughter to scan the family's shopping. She praised her patience with the girls.
She said it was a "dream come true" for her daughter Holly "who loves playing 'shops'", adding that "little acts of kindness make a massive difference to my world".
Amanda Wilkins' post on Facebook to Morrisons asking to pass on a massive thank you to the cashierImage copyrightAmanda Wilkins
Her post has been shared widely - more than 90,000 times by midday on Monday, along with over half a million likes.
Store manager Simon Nellis responds to Amanda's post 'That's my Lin'Image copyrightSimon Nellis
Morrisons' manager at Basingstoke, Simon Nellis, responded: "That's my Lin!"
Another mother, Samantha Elliott, added to the praise that has been circulating rapidly on the site: "Our daughter adores her. Lin has always made such a fuss over our little girl Bella and even let Bella sit in her fab car when we spotted her leaving work one day. Morrisons are very lucky to have such a lovely lady working there," she posted.
Many people have been reacting to the post as well as sharing, with Jilly Sanderson Black saying: "Well done Lin... We need more of you in this world xx"
More praise on Facebook: 'She is amazing and beautiful inner and outer. She is only one of the happiest and brightest who loves to serve and deal anytime.'Image copyrightPari pun
Anita Bennett said: "This lady always has a big smile on her face. Nothing is too much trouble for her, she deserves to be congratulated by the managers. Also I love looking at her amazing hair and make-up. Lovely lady."
John Fairbairn: 'Common sense and patience is all that is needed sometimes. No doubt somebody would be moaning and saying they have things to do and places to go, tough luck to them and start marks to this assistant.Image copyrightJohn Fairbairn
Jackie Kinge posted: "She is lovely. Very helpful with everyone. Employee of the year she should be."
And Charlene Hewlett commented: "This lady is always so happy and makes such an effort with every person she serves! Great to see her being recognised. Keep up the great work! ☺"
Store manager Simon Nellis presents flowers to cashier LinImage copyrightSimon Nellis
In addition to all of the social media praise, manager Mr Nellis presented Lin with a bouquet of flowers from the team.

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