Mom-of-3 left in tears after kind stranger pays for her grocery shopping

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By Nasima Khatun

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A mom-of-three was left in tears after a kind stranger decided to pay for her grocery shopping when she was short on a few dollars.

Beth Nelson from the Manchester area in the United Kingdom took to TikTok to recall an interaction that happened between her and a stranger while the pair were at the grocery store.

After realizing she didn't have enough money to cover her weekly shop, which totaled up to £41.65 ($50.55), the distressed mom was left compromising on the things she would need for her children when a good samaritan approached her.

"I was doing the food shop today... and this is all we've got for a family of four for a week," Nelson said through tears as she showed her followers a counter filled with everyday necessities.

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"I got to the till and I didn't have enough... and people were staring at me," she continued. "I was trying to decide what do we need more than something else and somebody came forward and paid the extra."

The mom-of-three then stated that the woman had also said that she "wants a word with [her] outside," to which Nelson thought that she was going to be berated, but instead, it was quite the opposite as the stranger offered her some kind words instead.

She even gave her a bit of extra money to help her through the week before offering her a big hug.

"The woman was really nice," Nelson said, after re-composing herself. "She gave me a massive hug and said that she had been in the same position before. She reminded me that just because I am struggling at the moment does not mean that I am a bad mom."

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Hundreds of TikTokers took to the comment section to also offer their kind words to the emotional mother.

"That lady was there for a reason, I guarantee your chance will come along to be that Lady," wrote one user while another added: "I know this too week, I have to make £20 stretch for me and my son every week. I go without so he doesn’t, you’re a great [mom] doing her best."

"You are NOT a bad mom, things are so hard right now, the struggle is real, you're not the only 1 so don't ever think u are less than, chin up, big hug," commented a third.

And this user told Nelson not to think she's a bad parent: "Please NEVER ever think your [sic] a bad mom for struggling. You are doing your best for your family & that is all you can do."

"Bless I’m in that position myself and I’ve still paid for an old man’s shopping who had pennies in his hands. Cost of living crisis is killing us," said this TikToker.

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The UK has been experiencing a cost of living crisis since 2021. Credit: SEAN GLADWELL/Getty

The United Kingdom is currently seeing an overwhelming cost of living crisis ever since 2021 which means that the cost of everyday essentials like food and bills has been increasing more quickly than the average household income.

According to Crisis, this current environment combined with existing issues such as rising rents, low wages, and a lack of affordable housing has "created a perfect storm for people who were already struggling with unrelenting pressure."

Featured Image Credit: Oscar Wong/Getty

Mom-of-3 left in tears after kind stranger pays for her grocery shopping

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By Nasima Khatun

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A mom-of-three was left in tears after a kind stranger decided to pay for her grocery shopping when she was short on a few dollars.

Beth Nelson from the Manchester area in the United Kingdom took to TikTok to recall an interaction that happened between her and a stranger while the pair were at the grocery store.

After realizing she didn't have enough money to cover her weekly shop, which totaled up to £41.65 ($50.55), the distressed mom was left compromising on the things she would need for her children when a good samaritan approached her.

"I was doing the food shop today... and this is all we've got for a family of four for a week," Nelson said through tears as she showed her followers a counter filled with everyday necessities.

wp-image-1263230390 size-large
Credit: Andresr/Getty

"I got to the till and I didn't have enough... and people were staring at me," she continued. "I was trying to decide what do we need more than something else and somebody came forward and paid the extra."

The mom-of-three then stated that the woman had also said that she "wants a word with [her] outside," to which Nelson thought that she was going to be berated, but instead, it was quite the opposite as the stranger offered her some kind words instead.

She even gave her a bit of extra money to help her through the week before offering her a big hug.

"The woman was really nice," Nelson said, after re-composing herself. "She gave me a massive hug and said that she had been in the same position before. She reminded me that just because I am struggling at the moment does not mean that I am a bad mom."

Have a look at the full video below:

Hundreds of TikTokers took to the comment section to also offer their kind words to the emotional mother.

"That lady was there for a reason, I guarantee your chance will come along to be that Lady," wrote one user while another added: "I know this too week, I have to make £20 stretch for me and my son every week. I go without so he doesn’t, you’re a great [mom] doing her best."

"You are NOT a bad mom, things are so hard right now, the struggle is real, you're not the only 1 so don't ever think u are less than, chin up, big hug," commented a third.

And this user told Nelson not to think she's a bad parent: "Please NEVER ever think your [sic] a bad mom for struggling. You are doing your best for your family & that is all you can do."

"Bless I’m in that position myself and I’ve still paid for an old man’s shopping who had pennies in his hands. Cost of living crisis is killing us," said this TikToker.

wp-image-1263230393 size-full
The UK has been experiencing a cost of living crisis since 2021. Credit: SEAN GLADWELL/Getty

The United Kingdom is currently seeing an overwhelming cost of living crisis ever since 2021 which means that the cost of everyday essentials like food and bills has been increasing more quickly than the average household income.

According to Crisis, this current environment combined with existing issues such as rising rents, low wages, and a lack of affordable housing has "created a perfect storm for people who were already struggling with unrelenting pressure."

Featured Image Credit: Oscar Wong/Getty