Sometimes it's the smallest acts of kindness that can brighten your mood and have a huge impact on the quality of your day.

That seems to be true no matter where you are, as a tiny act of kindness by a supermarket cashier has captured the imagination of thousands of people.

Last Thursday during lunch, Spring Bowlin was visiting a Walmart store in Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S.A. where they were in the queue behind an elderly man buying groceries.

The man was struggling to count his change, but instead of rushing him along, the shop assistant gently helped the man, sorting through the money with him.

"This gentleman's items were scanned and he was given the total," Spring wrote in a Facebook post describing the cashier's kind gesture. "He looks apologetically back at me and starts taking handfuls of change out of his pockets.

"He miscounts and starts to get flustered. Gives me a muttered, 'I'm so sorry'. His hands and voice are shaking.

"This beautiful cashier takes his hands and dumps all the change on the counter and says, 'This is not a problem, honey. We will do this together'."

The man apologised again to Spring and the cashier, who were both clearly rattled, but they reassured him that there was absolutely no rush.

Once his transaction was dealt with, the man shuffled away, leaving Spring to speak with the cashier.

"I looked at this wonderful woman and said, 'Thank-you for being so patient with him'," Spring's post continued.

"She shakes her head and replies, 'You shouldn't have to thank me, baby. What's wrong with our world is we've forgotten how to love one another'. I want to be more like her."

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The cashier's kind act warmed the heart of Spring, who snapped a picture of the exchange at the counter and shared it in the Facebook post.

It looks like tonnes of people are getting inspired by the clerk's tiny good deed and want to pass the kindness on. At the time of writing, Spring's post has been shared over 50,000 times.

"The reaction to the story has been crazy," Spring told LADbible when we asked her about the image.

"Just shows how much people really do want to hear about kindness and positivity!"

We may be exposed to bad news constantly these days, but it's heartening to see that people are still up for a bit of good news, too.

It doesn't even need to be a big gesture either. As this Clarksdale cashier proved, even the quietest act can make all the difference.

Featured Image Credit: Spring Bowlin/Facebook

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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