Four-year-old Cory Phillips loves Asda home delivery vans so much that colleagues at our Isle of Wight store invited him in for special visit so he could get behind the wheel of one – and his nanny Denise Robinson say he hasn't stopped talking about it since!
Cory even brought his own toy Asda van with him as he was keen to compare it with the real thing.
Denise, who works on the checkouts at the store, said: "He plays with his toy van all the time so I asked our community champion Clare Jones if she'd like to make a little boy's day and she said it would be her pleasure."
Clare invited him to the store, got him his own name badge, lanyard and a high-visibility jacket and then gave him a tour of the vans and where our groceries are stored.
Denise, who has worked at the store since it opened four years ago, said: "Cory absolutely loved it; he has never stopped talking about it. It's something he will never forget. It's a big thing for a little boy like that.
"For the last year, since he was about three, he's become besotted with Asda lorries and vans and always points them out when he sees them. And then he says 'Nanny, I'm going to drive one when I'm a big boy and I'm going to fix them and then I'm going to see you in the checkouts and give you some cake!'"
Denise, who lives only a street away from her daughter Yavana and Cory, printed some of the photos she'd taken of her grandson with the vans and he took them to Broadlea Primary School in Sandown for a 'show and tell' session.
She said: "He took his lanyard and name badge to school too, as he was so proud. I'd really like to thank Clare for arranging it all – she is amazing."
Clare said she was only too happy to help.
She said: "We loved having Cory in store. He couldn't wait to get in the driver's seat to pretend to drive and said he was going to be an Asda driver when he was big enough."