After adopting two kids with special needs who need around-the-clock care, Rachel Richardson had to quit her teaching job, so she knew her budget would be tight. But on a recent shopping trip to Aldi in Yukon, Oklahoma, her food stamps card was denied and she was left without the groceries she needed.
Richardson was getting ready to leave the supermarket when two clerks stepped up and offered to pay her $35 grocery bill. The single mom tried to tell them no, but they insisted on helping her out.
She’s incredibly grateful for the employees’ kindness during a difficult situation. “Thank you for making a difference,” Richardson says. “More than anything, thank you for giving me hope.”