Kind Stranger Pays For Shopper’s Christmas Gifts After Card Was Declined

A stranger paid for this woman's Christmas gifts after her card was declined.

Credit: LUSH

The holidays can take a toll on one’s bank account, especially considering the majority of Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless (seriously, read more here). Fortunately for a shopper at Lush (a natural cosmetics store), their items were paid for by a generous stranger despite the fact that their credit card was declined.

According to a post by Zara Chowdhury on Trafford Centre’s Facebook page, a woman named Jemma (whose surname is unknown) was checking out at Lush when she learned her card was declined. She hurriedly asked the cashier to hold the items as she ventured to an ATM to obtain cash. When she returned, however, she learned that someone had paid for her gifts and had left a note.

The message, which was written on the receipt, read:

“I know how stressful this time of year can be! Have a great Christmas! Bethany xxx.”

In the post, Jemma recalled:

“I was in shock and asked her who the woman was I went round looking for her which I couldn’t find her I just wanted to say thank you and I really appreciate what she has done!!”

“Goes to show there are some really nice people in the world xxx,” she added.

Hi my names Jemma I'd just like to make an appeal to say thank you to some one who done something very generous. I was…

Posted by Jemma Evans on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The post has been shared over 11,000 times, and it’s obvious as to why. In a world which is confused and frightened by the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, WW3, countless civil wars, and mounting aggression between people of various ethnicities and religious backgrounds, it’s hard to maintain a positive outlook for the future. However, if one can remember that the mainstream media rarely shares positivity and that good deeds take place all the time, it might be enough to unite those who desire peace and propel positive change in the future.

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