Everyone Was Staring At This Dad, Then Sales Clerk Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands
Kristin Danley 12/20/2016
When Maxwell T. Auger of Detroit ended up staying home with his sick little girl, he never expected that his quick trip to the store for necessary supplies would turn into a temporary nightmare.
Maxwell's wife, Angela, a registered nurse, had to work and couldn't stay home with their ill daughter, Chelsea, who appeared to have a stomach virus. She was running a temperature and vomiting. He sent home the babysitter and stayed home from work with their little tot instead.
After he called the pediatrician for some guidance, he was told what he needed to keep her hydrated while she fought the tummy bug. Unfortunately, he didn't have everything he needed on hand. Since Chelsea wasn't actively ill at that moment, he bundled her up and they headed to their local Meijers to pick up what they needed. In fact, for a sick 19-month-old, Chelsea appeared to be on the mend--no tears, no whining. Maxwell even let her pick out a new stuffed animal that she clutched for the entire cart ride through the store.
When he stopped in the baby food aisle, however, that's when things turned bad real fast. Maxwell had taken her out of the cart at this point and as Chelsea looked up at him, her eyes began to water and she vomited all over her dad, herself and the aisle. Then she began to cry.
Maxwell snatched up the electrolyte solution he still needed for Chelsea and began pushing his full cart to the front of the store, covered in vomit. Then, the poor baby began throwing up again, all over him, herself and the aisle. Fellow shoppers just stood there and stared, Maxwell said, instead of helping. A crowd began to form around them, prompting the sales clerk to take action. When Maxwell spied the employee nearby, he begged her to help him.
"I said to her, with my voice trembling and tears welling up in my eyes, feeling helpless, 'Ma'am can you please help me ring this stuff out? I have to get her home.' Without a hesitation she said, 'Yes sir, absolutely,' and put her arms out to hold my kid covered in puke, so I can take my puke-covered coat off and Chelsea's."
Not only did the clerk, known to customers as Chris K., hold Chelsea, but she led Maxwell to a separate checkout lane so he could get out of the store faster. Maxwell said she was his angel.
"You helped me more than I can even begin to express in words. You were an angel to me and my daughter that day and I will NEVER forget what a complete blessing you were! You are an AWESOME human being, and I hope Meijer realizes that they have a ROCK STAR!"
Chris K. humbly accepted Maxwell's profuse thank yous. Many people responded to the Facebook thread Maxwell posted on Love What Matters that the world needs more people like her. What do you think?
Source: ConservativeTribune, Love What Matters, Image Sources: Flickr/RustBucket, Facebook/MaxwellTAuger