One teenage grocery store bagger is getting a whole lot of attention for going above and beyond his job description in the name of kindness and customer service. Aaron Sanders is a bagger at an Ingles grocery store in North Carolina. He often helps customers bring grocery bags to their cars.But one particular act of kindness was captured by a bystander: Sanders escorting an elderly woman to her car in the pouring rain, protecting her with an umbrella.
“I asked her if I could help her out and she said no a couple of times, said I don’t want you getting wet,” Sanders told local news station WLOS. “And I just said I prefer if I helped you out. And then she said OK.”
As soon as he got her safely in the car, his umbrella flipped inside out, and he ended up getting soaked. When he got back inside, his co-workers applauded him for his efforts. One co-worker posted the photo online and it has since gone viral. So where does Sanders get his sense of propriety? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree; he credits his mother.
“She’s always been there and taken care of me,” Sanders said. “She always made sure that I was fed even if she didn’t eat that night. So my respect goes to her.”