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No matter how much you keep to yourself, you run the risk of offending someone. Sometimes people get offended from the smallest thing – like the way someone looks or how they stand in line at the store. While it doesn’t seem fair that a bully targets these victims, especially when it is something like that. But the bully takes things too far when he or she targets a mother who is having a rough day. Being a mom is the hardest job in the world. It is a struggle to run daily errands when you have little ones tagging along. They could be reaching for things on the shelves, knocking things over or throwing a tantrum or crying. There isn’t much a mom can do but hurry and finish the errand and get the child to somewhere quiet like the car to deal with it. While most people understand this – some bullies decided to harass moms because their kids are making noise or running around. And when one Walmart cashier saw this happening in his checkout line, he stepped up and defended the mother.
When a foster mom was checking out at a Newcastle, Oklahoma Walmart, her child kept screaming and pulling at her shirt. It was a nightmare. But then another person in the line began harassing her too – this just took things too far. Thankfully, the cashier was a guardian angel in disguise.
Nicholas Tate, 20, saw the frazzled mom. She was surrounded by three children, all out of control. It looked like a nightmare come to life. She apologized when she got to him because the kids were being terrors.
“Is it one of those days,” Tate asked her, shooting her a knowing smile. As a cashier at a Walmart in Oklahoma, Tate sees people from all walks of life. But he has seen moms overwhelmed most of all.
The woman opened up to Tate. She was fostering a baby and needed WIC, a federal food assistance program for women and children, to afford food. She needed to use the government benefit to pay for some of the groceries she was picking up from the super store.
There was just one problem. She signed up for WIC that day and had no idea how to use the program.
“She had a good amount of items and most of them went through, but she apparently didn’t have the right formula and it wouldn’t go through,” Tate said. “We had to run a separate transaction for the rest.”
Because the checkout process took a long time, the line grew behind the frazzled foster mom. And the Oklahoma Walmart customers voiced their annoyance at her.
“[There were] more customers, more grumbling and dirty looks as they moved to the other lane and I’m frustrated and trying not to cry,” the woman said, after asking to remain anonymous.
A woman then came up to her and asked why she was causing so many problems – it was meant as a joke but it was cruel.
Tate saw the foster mom falling apart. So he took out his card and paid for the rest of the items.
“I already hard my card out at that point. I felt like God was telling me to pay for it. The second it didn’t work I swiped my card.”
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