Kind Asda worker pays for man’s shopping after he collapses in store

An Asda employee was praised for her quick-thinking actions.

After an elderly customer collapsed in a Bolton supermarket, Gemma stepped in to help him.

As well as checking on his physical health, she also offered to pay for his shopping.

The story was shared on Asda's Facebook page and has since racked up over 22,000 likes and hundreds of comments.

The supermarket said: "Well done to our kind-hearted colleague Gemma who, after helping an elderly customer who'd collapsed in store, continued to sort out and pay for his shopping.

"Gemma, who works at our Daubhill store in Bolton, looked after the gentleman when he felt dizzy and fell over. She stayed with him for half an hour, reassuring him until he felt better.”

Asda added: "The store reimbursed Gemma for her kindness and store manager Ava, who nominated Gemma for an Asda award, said: ‘The customer – who's a regular here – had a small amount of shopping and was panicking that he needed it, so Gemma went and paid for it from her own pocket so that the gentlemen had his essentials.’

“‘She then arranged for him to get a taxi home. This was a lovely gesture and we are all very proud of her here.’

"Gemma only joined the store in July but has quickly become a popular member of the team. Ava said: ‘Gemma's a lovely caring colleague who always goes above and beyond.’”

According to Manchester Evening News, shoppers were quick to praise Gemma.

One person wrote: "Lovely to see this post, well done to the young lady, and well done to the store for recognition of her being a good example of the human race."

Another said: “What a wonderful gesture. I’m sure that gentleman appreciated your kindness.”

A third gushed: “We need more Gemmas in this world. So lovely, kind and caring.”

And a fourth added: “Lovely thing to do Gemma well done for being human and kind.”

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