Hassle With Card Payment Turns Into Sweet Moment

Stranger pays woman's grocery bill when her card kept getting rejected
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2017 8:26 AM CST
Hassle With Card Payment Turns Into Sweet Moment
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Everybody's been there: Standing in a checkout line as the person at the register struggles to get a credit card to go through. When it happened to Ryan O'Donnell, however, the way he responded has managed to charm his native Australia, reports Mashable. When an older woman's card kept being rejected, leaving her unable to pay her $44 grocery bill, O'Donnell pulled out $50 and told the clerk to cover the stranger's bill, reports news.com.au. A bystander posted an image to Twitter, and soon enough O'Donnell found himself being interviewed on Australia's Today program. "She reminded me of my nan or grandma," he explains. "I just could not walk away." (More uplifting news stories.)

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