Time for some good news, ladies and gents.
Because while it may not seem like it sometimes, there are some genuinely selfless people in the world.
People like a mystery man from the NSW Central Coast.
A shopper named Luke Boyce-Taylor noticed the gentleman paying for groceries at a Coles supermarket in Wyoming, groceries that belonged to the elderly customer in front of him at the register.
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According to Boyce-Taylor, the woman’s card had been declined several times when the kindly gentleman stepped in.
“She wanted to pay him back eventually and he just said, ‘Don’t worry, have a good day’,” he wrote via Twitter.
The Wyong man’s tweet has since earned more than 460 likes, 140 re-tweets and dozens of comments from people praising the unidentified father’s act of kindness.
“Absolute champion,” wrote one follower. “Should be more people like him in this world. If we all knew how to give, think of how amazing life would be?”
“The world, while seemingly drowning in paranoia and hate, just keeps giving,” wrote another. “Thanks for sharing.”
And this: “He deserves a longneck!”
Make that a six-pack.