An emotional moment unfolded as a cashier came to the aid of a mother by comforting her crying toddler and assisting with scanning items.
Mary-Ann Byrnes, a 38-year-old freelance production worker from Cedar Grove, New Jersey, USA, found herself in a Dollar Tree store with her two-year-old daughter, who began to have a meltdown.
To alleviate the situation, the compassionate cashier lifted the toddler and scanned the items together.
Recalling the incident, Mary-Ann shared, “I was at a Dollar Tree store in a nearby town with my daughter and mother to pick up some Christmas items. My mother had a separate cart and was still shopping when we were in line, and the store was quite busy.”
“My daughter, at that restless toddler age, wanted to be held all the time. She started to cry and have a little meltdown, which was challenging to manage while juggling my purchases and not wanting to keep people waiting behind me.”
Fatimah Leftwich, the cashier, noticed Mary-Ann’s struggle and kindly invited the toddler, whose name is also Mary-Ann, to assist at the counter. The little one eagerly agreed.
Describing the heartwarming gesture, Mary-Ann said, “She asked if it was okay to pick up my daughter and then helped her scan all of my items and even some belonging to people behind me! I witnessed a woman who could soothe my daughter with a wonderful, reassuring energy. It was incredible.”
A video captured the scene, showing Mary-Ann at ease in Fatimah’s arms, scanning items while being encouraged by Fatimah, who praised her as a “fast learner.”
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Following the heartwarming encounter, Mary-Ann and Fatimah have stayed in touch, and Fatimah has since been transferred to a Dollar Tree closer to her home.
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