Miracle at the Checkout Line in Peachtree City

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Author: Laurel Clarke
Date Published: February 26, 2014

A Normal Day at the Grocery Store Turns into Something Bigger

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Brittany, a Peachtree City mom, was doing some routine grocery shopping at the local Wal Mart. This is a mother of 5 kids all under age 10. She had her two youngest with her, Ashlynn is almost 3 and Danen is just a week old. Brittany was tired and ready to get home with her car full of groceries. Brittany said, “I had the baby in his car seat in the cart. Ashlynn wanted to be in the cart too. Ashlynn also wanted a quarter to get some skittles from the candy machine. Danen was fussing, it was time to feed him.”

“I rolled the cart over to the bags and I got ready to pay. I opened my wallet and saw that I didn’t have any of my cards or cash. My heart dropped. I realized my mom (who had used my cards to buy groceries while babysitting the week before) hadn’t put my cards back. I told the cashier I didn’t have my debit cards and said ‘I am so sorry, can you save my groceries for me?’ She said she’d hold the transaction and asked if I could come back within the hour. She had to wait for a manager.”

2 Kids, a Cart full of Groceries, and No Money

“I stood nearby with the cart, let Ashlynn go to the game center and I called my husband to see if he could bring me his card. Danen was fussing, it was time to nurse him and it’d take me forever to go home, feed him, and grab my cards before I could come back. Danen is only a week old so I need to feed him on demand. I didn’t know what to do. I had to be back before my older kids got home from school or I would most likely have to get the food all over again with my five kids in tow. I was feeling yucky, my body ached because I hadn’t gotten any sleep the night before and then had to take Danen to his Dr. appointment that morning.”

“The cashier came back and gave me a receipt that said NOT PAID at the top and said to come back soon. I walked over to the Game Center, not sure what to do. My husband, who was at Earl's Quality Car Care said he would come as fast as he could with his card so I didn’t have to go home and back, which meant 5-20 minutes. I had to feed this baby! I wasn’t sure what to do.”

Miraculous Service Saved the Day!

Brittany said that as she stood near the Game Center with her kids contemplating what to do, “the cashier came running up to me with my cart and groceries and said ‘the lady behind you just paid for your groceries!’ and handed me the receipt. I looked for her so I could go thank her. She was a young mom like me, blonde with workout clothes and a young daughter. I scooped the kids back into the cart and hurried over to her and said how much I appreciated her generosity. She said it was no problem at all and the baby was so cute. I said thank you a million times over, even Ashlynn said, ‘thanks!’ She said not to worry about it at all. I explained why I didn’t have my cards. I got a little teary eyed and wanted to hug her but thought it may seem weird. I said thanks again, and she insisted it was no problem.

"She was so kind and emulated goodness. I walked away in total amazement. I called my husband right away to tell him he didn’t need to come anymore. I started crying saying I wanted to do something for her in return, but didn’t know what or how. He asked if I got her information, but when I turned to look for her, she was gone.”

Why Living in Peachtree City is So Great

Many may have read recently how Peachtree City was voted as one of the safest places to live in the U.S. This is definitely one big reason why living here is so great. We have so many people that truly are walking angels. Thank you to the kind hearted lady who helped Brittany...whomever you are.

We would love to hear other stories about miracles in Peachtree City that make living here truly special.

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8 Responses to Miracle at the Checkout Line in Peachtree City

  1. Courtney Justice on February 27, 2014 at 9:55 am

    How awesome is that? If we can become let God use us to help other people in need, we are being servants for him. Continue to help others that are in need because we don’t know what battle others are facing in their lives.

  2. Mindi on February 26, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I just had my first child she was maybe 4 weeks old. I was getting very little or no sleep. I went to Target to get some needed items. When I got in my car my wallet fell out at some point. I had no idea until a younger looking girl knocked on my door and returned my wallet to me. I was so tired I didn’t even think to get her info. I just Thanked her and looked in it. My daughter is almost 5 now and I still remember the kindness and honesty of the girl to this day. I still regret never getting her name or doing something kind in return.

  3. Marie Williams on February 26, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    I recently did business at a local Emissions Test site. When I handed the owner my credit card after the test was run he told me he didn’t take plastic. I looked in my wallet and did not have any bills. I apologized and he said, “Don’t worry about it. Just drop it by sometime.” I asked him why would he do that and he said,”We live in Fayette County and I believe we have higher caliber people here whom you can trust.”
    You bet I went straight to a bank, paid the $2.50 at the ATM and flew back to give that honest man who said he lives in PTC my cash.

  4. Lance on February 26, 2014 at 8:58 am

    We were riding on the path system when apparently, my wife’s wallet fell out of her purse. A few hours after we got back home we answered a knock on the door. A VERY KIND lady returned my wife’s wallet. Absolutely in tact with all her info and the small amount of cash still in it. I LOVE LIVING ON PEACHTREE CITY!

    • PTC People
      PTC People on February 26, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Thanks for sharing that Lance! The people are what make the city so great to live in. We are not perfect but I honestly feel that so many of us are trying every day to be better and treat others better.

      Sincerely,

      Garret

    • Jenny on February 26, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Same thing happened to me TWICE!!! I know I know…I can be absent minded some times! Coming from Miami, I swore that I would never see my wallet/cell again and low and behold, strangers went out of their way to make sure I got it. This place is amazing, a sanctuary!! I love everything about Peachtree city! I’m so lucky to live here…it really restored my faith in humanity again!

      • PTC People
        PTC People on February 26, 2014 at 9:12 am

        Jenny,

        Thank you so much for sharing this. I agree it is great to see and witness people caring and being good. It definitely inspires me to be better. Our hope is that this article will continue to inspire people living in Peachtree City to care for each other more and more!

        Sincerely,

        Garret

      • Kathie Cheney on February 27, 2014 at 6:27 am

        We are also from Miami (by way of the world) and soon after moving here my husband noted that people couldn’t really be this nice – they actually slow down to let you in when driving. As we know 20 years later, if you park on a golf cart path, people will repeatedly stop & ask if you need help. The same thing happened this week as I sat in a wheelchair at Piedmont-Fayette Hospital waiting for my chariot driver to come after an evening X-ray. Yes, people really are this thoughtful. Pass it on.

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