Single Mom Can't Afford Groceries in Check-Out Line... What Would You Do?
You're standing in line at your local grocery store and you see a customer scrambling through her purse to pay for her items...

It turns out, many Americans would step forward to help pay for the groceries, according to an ABC News team who employed actresses and hidden cameras in a New Jersey store to record customer reactions.

On the first go, within a matter of minutes, a woman in line steps forward to help the 'distressed' mother. "How much does she need?"  

After using three different actresses throughout the day, the experiment showed that many people were willing to step up and help the single mom by paying for her groceries.
 From Goodnews  Network

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Comment by Tammie Manis on January 29, 2011 at 7:21am

I have said for years now, YOUr true character is how you act/behave ..when you think NO ONE is watching!

And of course, if I was in a position to do so, I would help the lady (or anyone else for that matter).

In love and light always,

Tammie Manis

Comment by vikki fosdal on January 29, 2011 at 6:04am

Beautiful it kind of restores faith in humanity.x

Many years ago someone very kindly did this for me and recently I was able to help someone else and so we pass kindness along. She wanted to pay me back but I suggested that one day she will be able to help someone else. xx

Comment by mango on January 29, 2011 at 3:43am
This really happened to me when I was traveling through California from Canada. I was at a grocery store and was just leaving when a couple behind me was refused the husband's pay check. They were almost in tears pleading with the owner. I saw an opportunity to help and my heart went out to them. I asked them how much the check was for and then I looked in my wallet to see if I had enough to cover it. Fortunately I did. They tried to reassure me that the check would not bounce and tried to show me ID. I said that wasn't necessary and that I trusted them. They hugged me and said they didn't think there were people like me left in the world. I felt so good inside knowing that I made a difference in someone's life. Imagine all the people, sharing all the world...
Comment by Rose on January 29, 2011 at 3:42am
Thank you for posting this video. Having a bit of humanity to help when we can is always a blessing.

Love & Light,
Comment by Catherine Mascrès on January 29, 2011 at 3:39am
Thank you for showing compassion, sharing. It is giving some hope for humanity which I'm very grateful for.
Comment by RaK on January 29, 2011 at 3:00am

 A little  blessing to all of us, that in various ways , try to make this world a better place.

 My love to all.


Comment by tree faerie darlene on January 29, 2011 at 2:24am
yes, this is lovely!!! i agree, too. it is good to put ourselves in the place of others in need, because it could be us, maybe it was us once.. there have been many good samaratains in my life, overseas and here, but mostly overseas... being a foreigner and more vulnerable, it made such a huge impact in my whole thinkining about people... once i was stranded in the middle of paris (my first time to paris) without any francs, as i had taken a taxi directly to my school's office, which was closed for the day (not normally closed), and the taxi left, so i did not have the fare for the rest of the way in francs. ha ha. well, also, my bag was a non-rolling military like duffel bag. another ha ha. well, i was sitting on it just balling my eyes out, after having dragged it a block to this big square. anyhow, everyone is just passing by, not noticing anything. but then, this genteleman (angel) asks me if he can of service. he is german. anyway, i tell my story. he gets on his cell phone and is talking.. then, he trades some of my US dollars for enough in francs to pay for my taxi to the hotel i had booked. he was an angel. ... another time, in germany, i got lost in the rain walking with a load of bags back to my friend;s house. well, i stopped into a grocey store owned by some nice iranians. then, a german guy entered, to buy some cigarettes. the iranian told him my story... he offered to give me a ride to my friend's house, which was nice. so, i got home safely.. both times, it was germans who helped. ...there are other stories of the loveliness and wonderfulness of strangers, but those are for another day. i will just say that the one thing i learned overseas is that people are so awesome and loving and also, generous. i am crying a bit, thinking of it. thank you, Rak, for gving me the opppty to share this! lots of love and hugs!!!
Comment by Laurie Lover on January 29, 2011 at 1:08am

It would have been natural instinct for me or my daughter to automatically help her out.I was taught by my father to always help out if you can because not only was it the right thing to do but one day it might be you. I have instilledthat in my daughter.  Not only that,  I have been down and out several times and because of the compassion of others I was helped out. No matter what type of financial situation I maybe in, I will always help out. 

I am so happy to see that so many people were willing to help out. It gives you such hope to the world.  I am also glad to see all the positive comments people have made here.

Blessing to you all,


Comment by Chandi Devi on January 29, 2011 at 12:34am

Dearest Stuart,

There is no doubt you have had more than your share of obstacles to overcome, but look at you today. You are a fine young man with your whole future ahead of you. You will go places and overcome all adversity. You will teach others. I can relate to suffering and struggling as well, and everyone has a story, but hang in there. Think of it as opportunity to gain mastery over all obstacles internal and external. We are all rooting for you. Take care, love.


Comment by Ashana on January 28, 2011 at 11:30pm
Hearts are opening, compassion works! Thank you so much for sharing!

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