In a Facebook post that has since been deleted, the woman explained that she was about to put her shopping back when Jacinda saved the day.
“Just when you think Jacinda Ardern couldn’t get any more lovely, low key and authentic… she goes and pays for your groceries at the supermarket, because you’ve got your shopping, have two kids with you and are about to put it all back as you forgot your wallet,” the woman reportedly wrote.
On Thursday morning, the politician was asked whether the post was true at a Hamilton press conference.
She replied with a simple and humble, “yes”.
When asked why, she responded, “because she was a mum.”
And that was it.
There was no big fuss or milking of the good deed.
Jacinda Ardern got on with leading New Zealand, and there was absolutely no sign of a Borat impersonation.
The act of kindness follows worldwide admiration of Jacinda’s normalcy, grace and strength, but also the very important news that the New Zealand Prime Minister used to be a DJ.
Old photos have emerged of a grinning Jacinda performing at Laneway festival in Auckland in 2014 – and they are everything.
In the photos, Jacinda is egging on the crowd and spinning away on a professional mixer.