A shopper at a Sioux Falls Wal-Mart, Carol Flynn, was shocked to find out that her random act of kindness has grabbed national attention. She had no idea that someone was video-taping, via a cell phone, what she did on Sunday night at the cash register. The shopper she assisted, Katie Kanefke, is surprised that someone would do something so great for her, too, according to an ABC-TV affiliate’s KSFY report on Tuesday.
Flynn said that what she did Sunday evening at a South Dakota Wal-Mart is just something she did. She said that she never expected the incident to have been taped. When she was told that the video went viral, she didn’t know what that meant. She said, “It went viral, which I’m told meant you could go on Facebook and find the article, which I did.” She remains quite surprised that people are making a big deal about her act of kindness.
As the story goes, Kanefke needed diapers for Marcus, her little boy. She asked the cashier if she could price match four boxes. Unfortunately, she was only allowed to match one box of the diapers. Overhearing this, Flynn stepped up to the cashier while another shopper behind them started video-taping the exchange. Flynn said to Kanefke that it looked like she had four boxes of Pampers and was only buying one. She then asked the mother if she had children. Flynn said that she has a little boy who is only four months old and uses a lot of diapers. That’s when Flynn said to her, “I think you need the other three boxes then.” Flynn swiped her credit card and bought the other three boxes of diapers for Kanefke.
Since the incident, Kanefke said, “If you ever needed a sign that God’s there for you in the hardships and the struggles, this is it.” She said it’s pretty awesome. Flynn told Kanefke, “Someday you’ll do this… Paying it forward is kind of a neat thing to do, and I’m sure sometime you’ll pay it forward to somebody else.” Flynn admits that she isn’t the one who invented paying it forward, but she says it would be great if everyone would do it, as reports Argus Leader.