Hundreds of people took to social media to praise the actions of an Asda driver named Michael, from his Hartlepool shop, who came to the rescue of an elderly woman stranded at home in the dark
An Asda delivery driver was widely praised for his acts of kindness as he helped a 90-year-old customer he saw sitting in the dark by changing her lightbulb.
Hundreds of people have messaged online to congratulate the 23-year-old driver named Michael, from Asda’s Hartlepool store, who has stepped in to help the elderly woman.
The home shopping driver was doing his regular grocery deliveries when he found the 90-year-old with no lights at her home because her lightbulbs had just died, the reported Manchester evening news.
The lady, who struggles with mobility, said she couldn’t change the lightbulbs in her apartment herself and was waiting for her caregiver to come when kind-hearted Michael stepped in and changed them.
Michael, who is 23 and has worked at the store for a year, said: “I couldn’t keep them in the dark so I just asked them where their spare bulbs were and quickly changed them all. It only took a moment, but she was very grateful.
“I help everyone when I can. I love interacting with all my customers.”
Hundreds of customers have now praised Michael.
Liz Murphy said, “Well done Michael, an act of kindness goes a long way.”
Similarly, Angela List commented, “Well done that guy, thank heavens he was able to help this poor lady the way he did.”
And Karen Martin wrote: “The world needs more people like Michael. A small gesture can make a big difference.”
Janet Ratcliff commented: “Thank you Michael for helping someone who is frail and vulnerable. You are a very kind and thoughtful man.”
While Ann Steadman said, “Well done Michael…You’re a credit to whoever raised you young man.”
Store manager Emma has also nominated Michael for an Asda Service Superstar award.
She said: “We are all so proud of Michael for not only carrying the lady’s groceries in but also changing the lightbulbs for her.
“It was a minor thing, but the lady was incredibly grateful that she was sitting in the dark. Michael is an all round good guy who is very nice and will do anything to help his customers.”
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