Kind Employee Drops Everything to Care for and Play With Crying Baby So Mom Can Shop
Lifestyle| | By Matthew D'Onofrio
An act of kindness from this retail employee has reminded this mother that “not every one sees color.”
While shopping, a mother was interrupted by her baby who was hungry and she was amazed after an employee at the store assisted her and cared for her son.
Danyale Peterson was shopping at Old Navy with her baby, Cole, who went from sleeping quietly to hungry and fussy. She dropped what she was doing to retrieve the bag in her car for feeding her baby before Lora, a store worker, stopped her to offer to take care of Cole while she went outside.
“I hesitated at first quite naturally but accepted her help,” said Peterson, and when she returned, little Cole wasn’t crying anymore.
The woman even held and played with her son with the 30-minute spare time she had, so the mother could focus and finish up her shopping.
“She even walked around the store with him after he ate talking to him-telling him he could be a President or Teacher, whatever he chose to be and kissing him softly on his cheeks and head,” said Peterson.
After the shopping trip was over, Lora helped Peterson get Cole back into the car and wished them well, leaving Peterson grateful and in pure amazement. Read the full story below.
“I have to share my experience with y’all. So I was in Old Navy (Warner Robins) with Cole initially asleep in his car seat. A few minutes into shopping he woke up and began to get fussy..ready to eat. I proceeded back to the front of the store so I could leave my things and go get his bag when this employee stopped me to help. She asked if I wanted her to hold him while I went to the car. I hesitated at first quite naturally but accepted her help. Before I even made it to the door, Cole had stopped crying. When I returned, he was still so calm and content. She was so in love with his scent she said ‘Oh my God, you have to smell this baby’ to her coworker. I laughed. She told me she had 30 minutes of time she could care for him while I shopped. She would sit on the floor and feed him too if I got the bottle ready. I let her. She even walked around the store with him after he ate talking to him-telling him he could be a President or Teacher, whatever he chose to be and kissing him softly on his cheeks and head! I was so amazed at her sincerity and love shown towards him, I could barely focus on my shopping. After I checked out, I reached to put him in his carseat but she said ‘NO I will walk with him to your car.’ We talked for a few minutes while I got him settled in and she put his stroller away. She asked my name and told me she was Lora (Jackson I think). Said it was such a blessing to have been able to care for him while I shopped, and wished us safe travels back home. Kind is an understatement for what this woman did! And for the second day in a row I am reminded that not every one sees color!! Thank you Ms. Lora for allowing me to shop in peace today!”
We need more people like Lora in retail stores everywhere, and in society in general.