Young mother ‘gobsmacked’ by £100 random act of kindness at Asda

An ‘angel in disguise’ offered to help after Claire Armstrong’s twin babies began to cry

<p>Claire Armstrong and her husband Jonathon with their twins, Phoebe and Jacob, daughter Lily and son Alex </p>

Claire Armstrong and her husband Jonathon with their twins, Phoebe and Jacob, daughter Lily and son Alex

A mother has thanked a “kind and generous” stranger who scanned and paid for her groceries while she fed her twin babies.

Claire Armstrong, a trampoline coach from Colchester, was at the tills in Asda earlier this week when her four-month-old twins, Phoebe and Jacob, began to cry because they were hungry.

Armstrong was approached by a woman who offered to scan and pack her shopping so that she could go and feed the children.

To her surprise, the stranger – who she described as an “angel in disguise” – also paid for the entirety of the shop.

Speaking to the BBC, Armstrong revealed that her bill amounted to nearly £100.

The mother-of-four later posted about the encounter on Facebook, hoping to track down the woman and thank her for her generosity.

“She not only scanned and packed my shopping for me, she paid for it as well!” Armstrong wrote on Facebook.

“I am eternally grateful to her and still can’t quite believe it!! However, she left before I could say thank you so I’m hoping by the power of Facebook I can find her to thank her personally.”

Armstrong also noted that the trip was the first time she had taken the twins out in a baby sling, which made it more difficult when the babies began to cry.

“Also, a huge thank you to the Asda staff who were really helpful too, so so grateful, you have no idea!” she said.

In a later update Armstrong shared that she had managed to get in touch with the stranger, but that the woman wished to remain anonymous.

The woman has been praised by social media users for the random act of kindness.

“Absolutely precious! What a wonderful person, there are some good people in this world,” one person wrote.

Another said: “We can all take a leaf out of this ladies book and copy and paste this kind behaviour.”

Others also sympathised with Armstrong’s position of trying to manage twin babies in public.

“That’s really kind of her, being a mum of twins I know how difficult it was at times, no matter how much you plan things! Babies will be babies, so nice to hear that someone helped you out and did a good deed!”

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in