As Tate watched the woman begin to fall apart in line, he felt God telling him he needed to help her. He called a manager over to see if they could help rectify the situation, but had another plan in place in case it didn’t work.
“I already had my card out at that point. I felt like God was telling me to pay for it,” Tate said. “The second it didn’t work I swiped my card.”
The woman was stunned.
“What are you doing?” she asked, her eyes welling up with tears.
Tate just told her that she wasn’t failing as a mom and that what she was doing was an amazing thing.
The incredible young man later said that paying for the woman’s $60 grocery bill was worth every penny because he knew it was the right thing to do.
“When we feel like God is telling us to do something — how many times do we say no?” he said. “In that moment, without a doubt, he was telling me to pay, telling me these people are in need, to help them.”
The woman left the store without getting Tate’s name, so she posted her story on Facebook where hundreds of people shared it and she was eventually able to connect with Tate.
“I have been able to get into contact with this young man… and thank him again as well as his mom and tell her how incredibly blessed we were by her son and thank her for raising such an exceptional young man,” she wrote after their second meeting. “Additionally multiple managers from Wal-Mart have contacted me regarding this issue to figure out who it was, wanting to help make it right and help however they can. As well as someone from WIC.”
Tate said he never expected what he did to go viral, but he’s glad it did because it just confirms that he made the right move that day.
“It made my heart really happy,” he said. “It confirmed that I’m doing what God wants me to do.”
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