AN ASDA worker has been hailed a “hero” after he paid for a shopper’s food when he forgot his debit card.
Shop assistant Alex footed the bill when the man realised he left his money at home after a shop at the Omagh branch of the supermarket.
He was lauded for his efforts by Asda and customers who called him “one in a million”.
A post on Asda’s Facebook page explained: “A big well done to our colleague Alex who went out of his way to help a customer at our Omagh store who’d realised he’d forgotten his debit card when he went to pay for his shopping just as the store was closing.
“Rather than leaving the customer stuck, kind-hearted Alex went ahead and paid for the shopping himself.”
Alex said: “I just didn’t want to leave the customer stuck. It was very late at night, and I wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone!”
I just didn’t want to leave the customer stuck. It was very late at night, and I wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone!
“Store manager Steven said: “This is just one example of Alex going the extra mile for our customers.
“Not many would trust that the person would come back to pay for their goods, but Alex did as he didn’t want to see them stuck.
“He’s a very caring member of our team, and I think he has a very bright future here.”
Shoppers called Alex a “hero” on Facebook with Asda’s post getting 10,000 likes and shared more than 300 times.
One person said: “Well done young man, you are a hero not many people would do that. I pray the gentleman will be back?”
Another said: “Well done Alex, you’re one in a Million. I really hope that Asda respect what you have done, it’s not often that people like you do such a good and caring thing.”
One wrote: “What a kind hearted person. Lovely to hear and hope he goes far in his career with Asda,” said somebody else.”
Another posted: “”What a lovely gesture. Well done Alex. Good to see we still have some kind and caring people in this evil world we live in.”