A South Carolina mother of three was blown away when a cashier at Walmart insisted on paying for half of her $200 grocery bill.
Last Friday, Ashley Jordan and her husband, Michael, were shopping with their one-year-old daughter, Kinseigh, at a Columbia Walmart. Ashley and Michael piled tons of groceries in their cart to cover the next two weeks and feed themselves, Kinseigh, and their two other children, Cayleigh and Aubreigh.
At checkout, a cashier named Sharnique Dasant told the couple that they looked liked they needed a blessing. 27-year-old Ashley told PEOPLE, “She said ‘I think y’all need a blessing tonight!’ And she walked around to the machine and swiped the card. She said ‘God told me to bless y’all!’ I said ‘Are you serious? Okay, thank you!’”
Ashley took a photo with Dasant and posted it to Facebook, where it has received an overwhelming response. Ashley explains, “I wanted her friends and family to know how genuine she is, because we need to see these good stories in the world today, and it’s good to know there’s people out there who will do a blessing like this.” “It has opened my heart. I plan on paying it forward in the future,” she continued.
While Ashley says she shops at Walmart every two weeks, she has never met anyone like Dasant before. “We’re usually in and out, but Sharnique is such a wonderful woman, and we’ve become close! I don’t know what she saw in me to do what she did, but she says she heard a voice tell her. There are good people out there!”
Ashley says that Sharnique will meet her other daughters soon and hopes that her selfless act will inspire others to spread love and kindness. “I hope more people will open their heart to helping those around them,” she says. “Everyone can learn from Sharnique!”
Dasant told News 19 WLTX, “As we’re scanning and scanning, she got in front of me and it’s like I saw a different face on her,” Dasant told WLTX19. “And I just had like a little man on my shoulder that was like, ‘Give her a $100 dollars, give her $100 dollars.’ And I was like, ‘give her $100 dollars?’ Like, I’m talking to myself like, ‘Give her 100 dollars!
“So I was like, I said, ‘Yeah, God told me to give you $100,’” Dasant said, “and she said ‘What? What? What are you talking about?’ So I said, ‘He told me to give you $100 dollars.’ So I went ahead and I slid my card. I went around the register and I slid it for her.”
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