She Never Thought This Would Happen After Paying For The Man Groceries.

39-year-old Tracy Warshal was standing in the checkout line at the Aldi supermarket when she noticed the man behind her start checking all of his pockets looking for his wallet. He had forgotten to bring it with him. It’s something that’s probably happened to all of us at one time or another.

But Tracy stepped up and offered to pay his $7 and some odd cents bill at the checkout. It was a nice gesture on her end, but she really didn’t give it a second thought once she left the market.

But a few weeks later, Tracy learned that the man had been looking for her. He had two representatives meet with Tracy to tell her that he would like to make a $10,000 donation to the Piedmont Foundation in her honor.

Tracy was shocked by the incredible gesture, and posted this to Facebook: “We often forget the little things in life that mean the most. When I noticed a gentleman had forgotten his wallet at ALDI USA, I paid for his groceries. It was just fruit – it didn’t cost more than $8. I was really shocked to learn that this same gentleman later donated $10,000 to Piedmont’s foundation in my honor. I just happened to be wearing this Piedmont Cancer shirt when I met him.

Working in cancer care, you are reminded that people are dealing with way bigger issues. I paid for the groceries in the hopes that someone would do the same thing for my loved ones if they were ever in a similar situation. What are the chances…of all the people I could have helped, that this would be how the favor was returned? One person really can make a difference.”

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Posted by Piedmont Healthcare on Monday, 7 March 2016

Tracy said the man who gave the donation wanted to remain anonymous, and she respects that. But, she said, she sure would like to meet with him to give him a big hug, and say “Thank you.” 

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