Aldi reacts to a mum struggling with her son's tantrum
A mum who took her toddler shopping in a supermarket has been given one of the kindest gestures by supermarket Aldi.
Ashley Holmes, a mother of two from Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, was surprised when a staff member at the supermarket wasn’t disgusted by her son's reaction when he threw a tantrum.
She wrote on Facebook ‘’'Today while doing my grocery shop at ALDI Kurri Kurri NSW my three-year-old son, decided he would have a full-blown meltdown,'
'Totally lost his marbles! Screaming fit, tantrum. I had my six-year-old son with me too & a full trolley of groceries so I couldn't just do that "Drop & Run" that, let's face it, all us parents have done once or twice in our parenting years.'
Ms Holmes said that other shoppers were ‘’whispering and glaring’’ at her, but she persevered and made her way to the register before she ran out of the store with her son.
'In complete exhaustion, embarrassment and utter disappointment, a lady in an Aldi uniform came walking towards me. I thought "argh, what now",' she continued.
'BUT, she handed me a beautiful bunch of yellow roses from the store, and said "we thought you deserved these, I hope your day gets better, and please don't be embarrassed, we understand" and gave me a hug!'
'That gesture honestly brought me to tears. That was so beautiful. I wanted to just show my honest appreciation for that gesture.'
Ms Holmes thanked the staff for their 'total non-judgement,' support and for 'not whispering about my total lack of control over my child.'
The staff member has since commented on the post saying 'My heart just went out to the young lady I felt so sad for her and could see the hard time she was having, so just wanted to put a smile on her face,' she wrote.
'I just wanted to let you know you're not alone our hearts just went out to you, and I said I'm buying her a bunch of flowers she deserves it [sic].'
Ms Holmes responded: 'Honestly, thank you so much. It was so nice of you all. Can you please pass this message on. Your understanding and non-judgement meant so much. What a horrible day it was, and that one little thing made it just that little bit better.'