When 14-year-old Logan Roberts visited our Rossington store near Doncaster with his mum and aunt for the first time in two weeks after being poorly our colleague Anne Gaffney made his day by surprising him with a little Christmas gift.
Hi aunt Nat was so touched by Anne's act of kindness to Logan, who has Down's Syndrome, that she posted about it on the Rossington Community Forum Facebook group – inspiring lots of other customers to say how much they love Anne.
She said: "Anne you are so kind not just for this, but every day. Nothing is too much for you. Logan says you are now his Auntie Anne. Thank you again and he hopes you have a lovely Christmas and Santa brings you everything you want.
"I use Asda Rossington on a weekly basis and often see Anne on duty. She greets everyone with a smile and asking if they are ok. She polite, friendly and always helpful, nothing is too much trouble for her. She really is so kind.
"The world needs more people like her. The way she treated and spoke to my nephew Logan was like she had known him for years. She really did make his day."
Logan's mum Shelle said: "Before our visit to Asda Logan had been very poorly and hadn't been out of the house for two weeks. Anne had a little joke with him and, after checking it was okay, she took his hand and walked with him to the toys. He came back holding her hand with a grin from ear to ear and a little present in his hand.
"We honestly can't thank Anne enough. It might only be something small, but it made a huge difference. You made his day with your act of heartfelt kindness. You have a friend for life. Thank you so much, you are a credit to Asda."
Fifty-eight-year-old Anne, who has worked at the store for 16 years, said: "I just saw Logan being a bit mischievous. He was climbing on a shelf and I jokingly said to him 'if you go on the shelf, we'll have to sell you'. Then I said to him 'come with me and I'll get you a little something', and I got him a toy car. He was made up; over the moon. He was really excited about it.
"We are doing random acts of kindness to customers in store at the moment and I just thought it was appropriate to give something to Logan."
Comments on Nat's Facebook post included:
"We love all the ladies at Asda but Anne Gaffney makes a shopping trip a bit special ❤️"
"She brightens up my day when I see her xx 🥰🥰"
"Awwww god this is lovely. You do brighten a persons day Anne xxx"
"Love love love this. Anne you never change x"
"Anne is one of the kindest people I know, one in a million our Anne. xxx"
Anne said she was taken aback by all the comments on the Facebook post.
She said: "We are a community supermarket and I know everybody. I'm called Asda Anne! I like everything about my job, I love to come to work. We're a great team here."
Store manager Justin McRae said: "Anne is pivotal to our front end here. She's known locally by everyone. She's enthusiastic, caring and is just fantastic with colleagues and customers."