Struggling Leyland mother who couldn't afford Lidl shop wants to find kind stranger who helped pay for groceries

A struggling mother from Leyland, who could not afford all of her shopping at Lidl, wants to find the kind stranger who helped pay for her groceries.

By Emma Downey
Wednesday, 20th July 2022, 12:29 pm

Chloe Harrison, 26, from Farington was shopping at the Churchill Way store last Monday afternoon when she was forced to put back three items as she did not have enough money for all of the things she needed.

The full time mother was with her six-year-old son Zachary, who attends Our Lady and St Gerard’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Lockstock Hall, when a kind stranger, noticing her plight, paid for the three items she had taken off her list.

It was only when she was leaving the shop the man approached her to give her back the three items.

Chloe Harrison, 26, who was shopping in Lidl with her six-year-old son, couldn't afford all the shop and had put some back when a man approached her with the groceries she had sat back

She said: "I was shopping with my son last Monday at around 3.40pm.

"When I got to the till I kept a watchful eye on the tally as I had only £17 in my bank account. I seen it rise to £19 so I asked the cashier to stop so I could put three items back - one of which included a family meal deal.

"There was an guy a in the queue and when I was walking out of the store he stopped me and gave me the three items I had left, saying he knows how hard times in this day and age.

"I couldn't believe it and I just started crying on the way home."

A grateful Chloe with her Lidl food shop

She added: "The cost of living has affected me greatly. I can barely afford to pay my bills let along food shop, so to have someone in this day and age when the price of everything keeps rising and everyone is struggling, to help another is amazing.”

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Giving a description of the kind-hearted stranger, Chloe added: "I would say he was in his mid-30s with dark hair, quite tanned, of an average build and height.

"I hope he is local to Leyland and will be reading this as I just want to say thank you so much to him.

Chloe wants to thank the kind stranger who helped her pay for some of her grocery shop

"Thank you honestly from the bottom of my heart.

"It's lovely to see there are some really kind hearted people out there."

Let's hope he reads this!