Maria Arias and her family have been struggling lately, since her husband lost his unemployment benefits because of federal cuts.
Shopping at Walmart in Spring Lake, North Carolina on New Year’s Eve, she got to the register with her groceries and went to pay the $73 bill with a gift card and her debit card to cover the rest.
When her card was declined for both a debit and credit payment, she readied herself to put the groceries back in humiliation.
That’s when a young woman behind her in line stepped forward and swiped her own card saying, “I got this.”
Arias told WTVD-TV, “I was like, ‘Are you sure, do you see the amount?’ And she said, ‘Yes, you’re good, Merry Christmas.'”
(WATCH the video below or READ the story from Channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham)