Stranger Buys Haverhill Veteran's Groceries In Act Of Kindness

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A local man is trying to connect with an anonymous shopper to thank her for her random act of kindness at a grocery store in Harverhill.

Shawn Mahoney was ready to check out at the Haverhill Market Basket this week, when he got to the line at the same time as another shopper, an older woman, and he let her go first.

Shawn is an Air Force veteran, and he said he happened to be wearing his "Operation Iraqi Freedom" hat that day.

"I get people saying 'Thank you for your service', which I always appreciate," he said, "but never a full thing of groceries."

Until now, that is. Before he could say no, Shawn said the woman had paid for his entire cart.

"It wasn't cheap, they weren't exactly cheap little items," he said. "They added up."

By the time Shawn had gathered his bags, he said the kind-hearted stranger had disappeared, like some sort of Christmas miracle.

"I've been thinking about her all day," he said. "It's pretty amazing someone would just do that."

Shawn said it's nice to know that even in the toughest of times, good people still exist.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer reports:

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Written by Brit Smith

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