An Aldi manager has been praised after reportedly getting a café to cook for an 87-year-old customer who was only buying tinned food.
Richard Allen, from Camborne, in Cornwall, noticed that the woman would regularly shop at the store but she never purchased any fresh food.
It wasn’t long before he discovered that she didn’t own an oven and only purchased items that could be prepared in a microwave.
She revealed to Allen that unfortunately, she didn’t have any family nearby to help her out.
So the supermarket manager arranged for the pensioner to get hot meals sent to her from a local café. At the time, they were already feeding 80 other vulnerable people for just £5 a time.
One of its workers commended Allen for his kind gesture and said he’s gone ‘above and beyond’.
She said: “The manager asked if she’d like some fresh stuff but she said no as she has no oven or microwave.
“He then found out she doesn’t have any family at all locally. So bless him, he rang our café and arranged to have hot meals delivered to her.
“He has also fixed her doorbell and offered to settle her bill if necessary. So this is a shout out to Richard, [the] manager at Aldi Camborne who noticed a customer in need two weeks ago and stepped up to help out.
“You sir, are bloody amazing.”
It’s also been reported that the elderly woman will now be having an oven delivered to her home, so she can make more varied meals.
What a heartwarming story!