Woman Buys Groceries For Elderly Couple Scared Of Going Into Store
As the spread of the coronavirus makes its way to more and more communities, people are rushing out to stock up on groceries and other essentials.
However, those most vulnerable to the virus may not have the luxury of being able to run out and get what they need. Specifically, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems are among those who may not feel safe or comfortable going out.
Last week, an elderly couple in Oregon found themselves in this exact situation. The two were sitting in their car for 45 minutes, afraid to go inside the store, when they saw Rebecca Mehra heading in to buy groceries for herself.
Mehra, a 25-year-old professional runner from Oregon, took to Twitter to explain the situation.
I went to the grocery store this afternoon. As I was walking in I heard a woman yell to me from her car. I walked over and found an elderly woman and her husband. She cracked her window open a bit more, and explained to me nearly in tears that they are afraid to go in the store.— Rebecca Mehra (@rebecca_mehra) March 12, 2020
The 25-year-old then bought the couple’s groceries using the hundred dollar bill and grocery list that the woman slipped through her cracked car window.
In a recent Instagram post, Mehra expressed that the situation just proves how important kindness is in the midst of all this chaos,
“Frankly most people I know would have done the same thing I did. I was just in the right place at the right time. This is not about me, or anyone in particular, it is about the people all over the world who feel hopeless against this virus. Now is the time to reach out to those in your community who may need help or feel forgotten“
Little acts of kindness can make all the difference in a time like this. If you are able to help in any way, reach out to those who might need it most ❤️