Random Act of Kindness Toward Mom Shopping at Walmart Goes Viral

Carol Flynn saw a mom in need at her local Walmart store in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, so she stepped in to help. It was a random act of kindness, a private moment between the two women, but a watching stranger caught the scene on video in a clip that immediately went viral. Not your typical person of Walmart. This is really nice, pass it on!


(Video by Jason Yoshino)

No one is more surprised than Flynn. On Sunday night, she saw the young woman at the checkout stand remove three of the four large boxes of diapers in her shopping cart and put them aside because the store wouldn’t price-match the items. (The mom had seen the diapers advertised for a lower price at another store, but Walmart would only match the cheaper cost for the first box.) Flynn, 73, placed the three boxes back in the mom’s cart and paid for them. The mother tried politely to decline the help, but Flynn said she knew she could make the $120 purchase, so she did.

“Not that I’m wealthy or have a lot of money, but I certainly could afford to do that, so it was kind of an easy thing to do,” she told Today.com

“I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked. I kept saying thank you and God bless you. I walked out in the parking lot and started crying. It just hit me,” says Katie Kanefke, the stay-at-home mom on the receiving end of Flynn’s generosity.

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via Jason Yoshino, Today.com, PeopleOfWalmart.com, ArgusLeader.com