12/15/2014 09:05 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Walmart Cashier Pays For Man's Groceries With Her Own Money When He Couldn't Afford To

This cashier went out of her way to give a customer the extra boost he needed.

Jenny Karpen of Rotterdam, New York, a new employee at Walmart, was working the cash register on a Friday when an elderly man came to her lane to pay for his groceries, according to News10 ABC. The man handed her money for his items, but came up short.

"He was like, 'Is it enough?'" Karpen told News10. "And I was like, 'No, it’s not.' So he was trying to take stuff back."

The cashier, fearing that the shopper would be leaving without some necessities, stepped up to help. She took $40 from her own pocket to subsidize his bill, allowing him to leave with everything he planned on purchasing, which included food and pet supplies, News10 reported.

"I felt really bad for him. I didn’t want him to go home and not have something that he really needed to eat," she told the outlet.

Inspired by her kindness, another shopper in the line offered to give her $40 for her generosity, but the kind cashier declined.

The spirit of giving often comes alive during the holiday season. Helen Johnson of Tarrant, Alabama, was recently caught stealing eggs from a store to feed her grandchildren, who hadn't eaten in two days. In an act of compassion, Officer William Stacy decided against arresting the 47-year-old, and instead bought her the carton of eggs to feed her family.

Back in December of 2013, single mom Danielle Dubois was on the receiving end of another incidence that embodied the Christmas spirit. Dubois had put a pricey LEGO set on layaway as a present for her son, and was paying it in installments. The single mom was gearing up to pay off another installment when she was shocked to find out that a mystery "angel" had paid for the rest of the gift.

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