Way too many people around the world have been left without groceries due to the extreme stockpiling that people have been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
But thanks to some amazing kindness out there, one elderly man now has the supplies that he desperately needs.
Keep scrolling to find out more about this heartwarming story…
With the deadly COVID-19 sweeping the planet, millions have descended into mass hysteria – And have been frantically stocking up on basics such as toilet paper and dried pasta as a result.
There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write…
And, while most are calmly self-isolating at home, many have been taking to their local supermarkets to stockpile on supplies.
The scenes have been truly apocalyptical.
Thousands of frenzied shoppers have been seen hoarding on non-perishable items to see them through the pandemic.
The supermarket’s shelves have been stripped completely bare.
People have been hoarding everything and anything.
Canned goods, fruit, vegetables, fresh meat, frozen meat… You name it, it’s been unnecessarily hoarded and stockpiled.
And one of the more heartbreaking realities of this stockpiling is that many people, including the elderly and the vulnerable, have been left with nothing.
There’s been one item that’s a little more desired than others.
Yep, people simply cannot get enough of the stuff.
And none of us are entirely sure why.
So they have been completely rinsing supermarkets of their supplies, meaning that many are struggling to find any toilet paper anywhere.
Forcing supermarkets to put in place strict regulations as to how many packets of toilet paper a customer can purchase at a time.
And because the shelves are being emptied at such a fast pace, the elderly and vulnerable have been left behind in stocking up on their daily supplies.
But thanks to the kindness of one man, things are about to change.
He is from Essex in the U.K. and he works at a supermarket – meaning he is well and truly in the middle of all of this chaos.
The young man has noticed the number of elderly people who have been struggling to stock up on their essentials and it has truly broken his heart.
Last week, Dan met a 99-year-old regular shopper called Norman.
The elderly man was struggling to get his hands on what he needed, and when he explained to Dan that he had eaten better during WW2, the supermarket worker knew things needed to change.
And he promised to deliver his shopping to him personally the next day.
Dan delivered a hamper of groceries to Norman’s doorstep.
Sharing his kind act on Facebook, he wrote, “Yesterday I met a man called Norman, he asked for some help with his shopping list. Sadly in these times, I couldn’t get Norman anything off his list but a comb. I was devastated. So I wrote down my number and asked him to call me with his list tomorrow, I will get it for him early and take it to him. Norman being very humbling said he’d try again tomorrow and when I asked how he was getting home, he laughed and said he was driving. HES 99 YEARS OLD!!! I was truly overcome with emotion when he left me and thought how can this man not get any food.”
“Please can people share this, so we get a message out there that people buying all these products and clearing the shelves is seriously stopping people like Norman from even eating. All he wanted was bread, eggs, marmite, and some beans. It’s disgusting!!!” he continued to say.
“He also told me today he had more food in the war…… think about that for a second. I feel so happy today knowing Norman has food tonight, but how many more Normans are there right now because of the most selfish, disgusting people in this world!! Stay safe everyone, and look around you, people really need your help.”
And many have praised Dan for his generous act of kindness.
And more people need to put a stop to this ridiculous stockpiling and to start realizing that this is affecting other people’s lives.