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A young mom in Sioux Falls, S.D., stepped up to the cash register at a local Walmart recently. All that she had in her cart was four boxes of diapers for her 4-month-old son. She was planning on using price matching to get a discount on the diapers, but the rang up at $120, with the store only giving her the price-matched discount on the first box.
Ultimately, Katie Kanefke could only afford one box. That is, until Carol Flynn, a 73 year-old grandmother who was unaware that another customer was filming her, stepped in to make the purchase for Katie.
Flynn was only at Walmart to buy a blouse and supplies for her cat, but noticed that Kanefke had put three of the boxes back because she was unable to afford them. Katie was holding up the line, but instead of getting annoyed, Flynn returned the three boxes to Kanefke's cart and pulled out her credit card to pay for the purchase.
Flynn, who is a retired March of Dimes director, told The Argus Leader that she doesn't need a pat on the back for dropping over $100 on a complete stranger. "You can't take it with you," she said. "I just think we should do things like that."
Katie, on the other hand, says, "I couldn't believe it. I was shocked. I kept saying thank you and God bless you. Then I walked out in the parking lot and started crying. It just hit me. It was an awesome statement of what God's love does."