Stranger Buys Over-Budget Mom Candle She Put Back

Like a lot of us, when Erin Bennett hit her spending limit on a recent grocery run to Target, she asked the cashier to put back a couple things she had picked up for herself. The mom of four from Bristow, Virginia didn’t have room in her budget this week for a pumpkin-scented candle or the makeup she had grabbed.

But there was a man in line behind her who she had been chatting with and he immediately stepped up and asked if he could buy the three items for her. Bennett said she couldn’t let him do that, but the kind stranger insisted, saying she deserved something for herself. And the cashier grabbed his card and swiped it before she could say no again.

The thankful mama gave the generous gentleman a quick “squishy baby hug” while she was wearing her five-month-old in a baby carrier and thanked him for the candle and makeup. She later shared the story on Facebook, hoping to find the man and give him more recognition.

In her post, Bennett shares that she suffers from postpartum depression and that she uses scent to help boost her mood, so that candle he paid for was a huge help with that. And she opened up and how much his generosity means to her.

“You didn’t know that I always save my stuff for last and usually end up putting it back,” she writes. “You told me I deserved it when I started to tear up. “You Sir, are the good in the world. You made my day, probably my week, and I WILL pay it forward.”

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