We all have those days…you know those days when LITERALLY everything goes wrong… well this Aussie mum had one of those days in the middle of Aldi.
Ashley Holmes, a mother of two from Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, was shopping her local Aldi store. Of course kids being kids, her youngest son had enough and had a little tantrum. Face it, we have all been there… if we don't have kids, we have all wanted to scream at some point in our lives, let the kid live.
Ashley took to Facebook to share her experience, but it turns out it had a quite a different ending to what she expected, the post soon went viral.
She wrote, “Today, whilst doing my grocery shop, at 'ALDI Kurri Kurri NSW' my 3 year old son, decided he would have a full blown meltdown. Totally lost his marbles! Screaming fit, tantrum. I had my 6 year old son with me too & a full trolley of groceries so I couldn't just do that 'Drop & Run' that, let's face it, all us parents have done once or twice in our parenting years.
Many customers whispering and glareing.
Well, today, I persevered, and thought surely, he would settle down in a minute. Well, he didn't. I quickly made my way to the register, loaded the groceries and dashed to the car.
In complete exhaustion, embarrassment and utter disappointment, a lady in an Aldi uniform came walking towards me. I thought 'argh, what now :( ? BUT, she handed me a beautiful bunch of yellow roses from the store, and said "we thought you deserved these, I hope your day gets better, and please don't be embarrassed, we understand" and gave me a hug!
That gesture, honestly brought me to tears. That was so beautiful. I wanted to just show my honest appreciation for that gesture.
For the total NON judgement.
For the support, and not whispering about my total lack of control over my child.
So, THANK YOU!!!!!”
THERE IS STILL GOOD IN THE WORLD!
Everyone needs to be more like this staff member, she changed her day so much and she didn’t even know… well, now she does, she since commented on the post saying, "My heart just went out to the young lady I felt so sad for her and could see the hard time she was having, so just wanted to put a smile on her face, I just wanted to let you know your not alone our hearts just went out to you, and I said I'm buying her a bunch of flowers she deserves it."
Ashey then responded: "Honestly, thank you so much. It was so nice of you all. Can you please pass this message on. Your understanding and non-judgement meant so much. What a horrible day it was, and that one little thing made it just that little bit better."
Aldi – bringing the world together.