This year has been immensely tough for countless Brits who have had their money not going as far as it once did – and in light of that, Christmas can be an extremely expensive time
One woman burst into tears when shopping in B&M, after she glanced into her shopping trolley.
With Christmas getting closer and closer, and time running out to get the food, decorations, presents and more, Brits are increasingly finding their weekends taken up shopping. The discount retailer is no different, and was busy once again as Brits got in their shopping ahead of any last-minute mad dashes.
At one particular store, on Great Homer Street, Merseyside, around 8.30pm on December 16, one customer was headed to the till. As they approached, they looked into their shopping trolley and as it was tallied up, realised they didn’t have the money to afford it all.
Heartbreakingly, 2023 has been an immensely tough year for countless Brits. As politicians row about Rwanda, ordinary Brits have had their pockets hit hard.
Through a cost-of-living crisis, as bank chiefs encouraged people not to take pay rises, normal people have found their money not going as far as it once did.
The woman in B&M was said to have burst into tears, before asking staff if she could leave some items behind, and only pay for what she could afford. But then one good Samaritan stepped forward. They were said to have quickly dropped some money into their trolley, and wished them “Merry Christmas”.
The staff member told the LiverpoolECHO: “As she was sorting out her shopping, an older male waiting behind her walked up to her, simply said ‘Merry Christmas’ and dropped what looked to be a large wad of money on her shopping in her trolley and walked out without saying anything else. The woman stood there for a minute or so crying saying she couldn’t believe it.”
The staff member said they hoped the “nice Christmas gesture” would “warm people’s hearts before Christmas and show how good and close the Liverpool community spirit is.”
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