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Young Autistic Lad Granted His Wish Of Working In A Sainsbury's Store

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Young Autistic Lad Granted His Wish Of Working In A Sainsbury's Store

Six-year-old Jasper Whitworth couldn't stop smiling when the staff at his local supermarket granted his biggest wish.

His mum Clare asked if they had any spare uniforms - but they decided to go one step further.

The team at the East Sussex store gave him a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to work at Sainsbury's.

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Sainsbury's lad 2
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His mum Clare has told the Sun: "I contacted Sainsbury's on the off-chance they'd have a spare uniform which we could give to Jasper, and so I was thrilled when they offered to produce a tailor-made uniform for him.

"It may seem like a small thing to many people, but this present has really put a smile on Jasper's face, and I know he's going to love wearing it."

Jasper suffers from autism, epilepsy and other medical conditions - and his mum says this act of kindness could raise awareness about his situation.

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"Because Jasper can get quite excited when we go out, it can sometimes be a challenge as not everyone understands that he's not being naughty - he's just anxious to please - so it's lovely that our local Sainsbury's is so welcoming."

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Sainsbury's lad 3

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Sainsbury's Newhaven Harbour store manager Jason Howell told the Sun:

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"I'm so proud of our colleagues who always go out of their way to help Jasper, Clare and all of our customers. It's great when we can put a smile on someone's face."

Furthermore, the supermarket chain is trialling a new initiative to help train staff in three stores in Liverpool on how to help customers who have autism.

M&S Cashier Goes That Extra Step To Help Mum With Upset Baby

And this isn't the only story recently of a supermarket going out of its way to please. Glaswegian mother Lauren Walker was walking through the M&S food hall in Uddingston when her baby, Alistair, became restless.

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The youngster grew increasingly upset and Lauren was close to leaving the store to avoid a full-blown tantrum.

Supermarket staff member Mubarak Ahmad saw the mother's distress and came to her rescue.

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Mubarak helped Lauren find some of her groceries before hopping behind the till where he held baby Alistair in one hand while scanning groceries in the other.

Even little Alistair helped out.

Credit: Facebook/Lauren Walker

The mum from Motherwell told the Daily Record: "Alistair smiled and squealed the full way through because he was having so much fun."

"Thanks to Mubarak, he really made my shopping experience much more enjoyable. It really just seemed second nature to him to help in this way."

"Alistair wasn't impressed when it was time to leave and he was handed back to me."

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Featured Image Credit: Sainsbury's

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