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David helps out the tooth fairy after little boy loses lose at Thurmaston store

September 27, 2022 11:44am
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When six-year-old Alfie Summers lost one of his front milk teeth while shopping in our Thurmaston store, colleague David Grundy went out of his way to find a £2 coin to give to the Tooth Fairy!

David Grundy from Asda Thurmaston helps the Tooth Fairy

Mum Nicole was so impressed with David's kindness that she posted on the Spotted: ThurmastonFacebook page to thank him.

She said: "It was quite late in the evening and as we were in one of the aisles Alfie just announced that one of his teeth had fallen out and he had it in his hand.

"His dad, Shaun and I, always give him a £2 coin from the Tooth Fairy, but we didn't have any on us or at home and we were panicking a bit so we approached David on the kiosk.

"It was such a small thing, but David stopped what he was doing to change two pound coins for a £2 piece. He did it so discreetly too so Alfie didn't notice. It was such a small gesture, but it meant a lot to us.

"David's such a lovely, friendly guy. He'd helped us in store a few times."

Nicola's post received lots of lovely comments praising David including:

"David is an absolute asset to Asda. I have been using this store for many years he is always polite, helpful and should get the recognition he deserves."

"David is one of Asda's legends in my eyes. Always kind and helpful"

"Always polite and happy and goes out his way, great guy."

"It's the small acts of kindness that make a big difference x"

Mark Philps, the store's customer trading manager, nominated David for an Asda service superstar award for his kindness.

He said: "David's service is always so great. He role models the service to the whole team and store.

"He's a great example of going the extra mile for our customers. He can't do enough to help people. In this instance he made the little boy's day."

David, who's 59 and who's worked at the store for 12 years, said: "I'm gobsmacked by the response and the nice comments on Facebook.

"It was only a small gesture. I was busy, but I was happy to stop and help. I'm glad that it made the little boy happy.

"I like working here. There's some really nice customers here and I enjoy working with my colleagues."

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