A photo of a cashier taken at grocery chain Hy-Vee is going viral on social media.
The photo shows a cashier, identified only as Connor helping a family he did not know at the Hy-Vee located in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Charis Hope Hansen, a fellow shopper, snapped the photo on Monday, Jan. 15, with a description detailing what she saw.
Hansen said the family in front of her was scraping for pennies and only had less than $3 on their EBT card (an electronic card containing cash benefits).
The shopper said she saw the pennies roll down the conveyor belt as Connor tried his best to pick up each one and count it, without any complaints.
She then saw Connor taking cash out of his own wallet and paid $2, so the family could purchase the few items they were trying to get.
“When he did it, he did it like it was no big deal,” Hansen wrote on Facebook. “This young man went above and beyond for this customer and I would love to see this man be recognized for an outstanding employee.”
“What an act of selflessness and kindness to help someone less fortunate,” she added.
The post has spread like wildfire on Facebook, gaining over 4,900 reactions and over 1,011 shares at the time of publication.
Comments on the post all praised the young man’s actions
Another person commented that she shared the photo to the grocery chain and got a response from them stating they would “certainly recognize him” for his service.