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"It was like a wow moment," says NS nurse about grocery store experience

Maritimers rallying to support health care workers should not surprise anyone—but small acts of gratitude do not go unnoticed, like this kind gesture from one front line worker to another.
By: Greggory Clark
April 03, 2020
Photo: CTV News Atlantic
Photo: CTV News Atlantic

Charlene Field, a staff nurse at East Coast Forensic Hospital in Dartmouth, NS, says she was at first "taken aback," then "so very grateful" owing to an act of kindness she experienced at her neighbourhood supermarket.

At the end of a 100-hour work week, Field stopped at Atlantic Superstore on Portland Street, where she usually gets groceries. She wanted to grab a few items and a hot meal to go, but the supermarket staff said no, they want to "give" Field her dinner, "as a thank you." When Field checked out, they had a whole chicken dinner ready and waiting for her.

"[The employee working the counter] thanked me for being a front line work and I, in return, thanked her for working so hard to feed everyone and keeping the store open..."

"I was completely overwhelmed with gratitude and gratefulness... the tears came right in the middle of the store," wrote Field in a Facebook post which has since been shared more than 1,000 times.

Source: Facebook, CTV News Atlantic

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