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Mom of 2 Can't Pay for $100 Grocery Bill, Left Crying in Cashier's Arms Moments Later

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There’s a well-worn saying that goes, “Getting old isn’t for cowards.” That’s true as far as it goes, but it also ignores one important fact.

Being young offers challenges all of its own, especially when growing a family, facing everything from inexperience to constrained finances.

This is a truth that Lexi Fuller of Livermore, California, knows all too well. A mother of two, Fuller has tried her hardest to stretch every dollar so she can care for her boys.

As a stay at home mom, Fuller spends every day trying provide for them. But she admits that it’s sometimes a challenge.



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“I’m a stay at home mom and I’m not going to lie,” she told KTVU. “It is no walk in the park for our household!

“We struggle every single month to make things work cause we know that this is best for the kids,” she continued.

And a struggle was exactly what she found herself engaged in on Feb. 9 when she made a trip to the supermarket.

Fuller was shopping at a WinCo Foods in Brentwood, trying to make the $70 she’d set aside for groceries stretch as far as possible.

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She filled her basket and made her way to the check-out line. But as the cashier rang up her purchase, her heart sank.

The amount on the cash register quickly climbed well above her $70 limit. In fact, the final tally was $101.13.

Fuller began frantically sorting through the items, trying to figure out what she should keep and what she could do without. That’s when the cashier came to her rescue.



Fuller took to Facebook that day, posting an image of her grocery receipt to share what the cashier did next.

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“The sweet cashier, his name was Jevon, looked at me and said, ‘You know what? How about I give you $30 so you can take all this food home?’” Fuller recalled.

“I insisted that I couldn’t take his money, but he insisted harder, and the lady behind me told me not to ‘turn down his blessing.’”

It was a blessing indeed, a tangible gift that would soothe her worried soul and fill the hungry bellies in her family.

“I couldn’t thank him enough,” Fuller said, adding that she hadn’t ever experienced generosity like that before. “Faith in humanity restored.”

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A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in literature, Loren also adores language. He has served as assistant editor for Plugged In magazine and copy editor for Wildlife Photographic magazine.
A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in literature, Loren also adores language. He has served as assistant editor for Plugged In magazine and copy editor for Wildlife Photographic magazine. Most days find him crafting copy for corporate and small-business clients, but he also occasionally indulges in creative writing. His short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines. Loren currently lives in south Florida with his wife and three children.
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