Kind-hearted Asda security guard goes viral after helping distressed boy
A kind-hearted Asda security worker has been praised by shoppers after it emerged he gave a distressed boy GBP10 from his own pocket. Frank Reece stepped in to help the little boy, who was crying, after he lost GBP10 of his dad’s shopping money in store. Shopper Jayde Bond was shopping at the Asda Wythenshawe superstore when she witnessed the guard giving the boy the money to make him feel better.
She took to Facebook to praise his actions and to make sure his “generosity was acknowledged and applauded”, reports the MEN. The mum said: “I’ve just been in Asda civic and there was a young boy walking round crying, I asked if he was okay and he said he had lost GBP10 of his parents’ money and he couldn’t find it, I asked if he had checked at customer services and another lady suggested the security, who I think asked him to check with customer services again. “He was so upset.
I was quickly trying to figure out my money to see if I could help, but before I could figure out anything the lovely male security guard had followed him and replaced the money. I love that there are still so many good people around. Asda, the security guard on shift at your Wythenshawe store is an amazing asset to your store.”
Jayde said afterwards: “I just thought it was a lovely thing to do, a breath of fresh air, and that the security colleague deserved some recognition.”
Now Frank, 54, has spoken about what happened. He explains: “The boy, who was about 13 or 14, came up to me and asked if anyone had handed in a tenner as he’d lost it. He had tears in his eyes and looked very upset.
“I told him to check customer services, but he came away saying they hadn’t got it. I really felt for the lad. His dad had given it to him for shopping so I said ‘don’t worry’ and gave him GBP10 from my own pocket.
I just felt for the lad. My mam always told me to help people whenever I could.” Thousands of people have reacted to Asda’s Facebook post, praising Frank for his ‘wonderful gesture’.
“Brought tears to my eyes to know there are still decent people around with a warm and giving heart. Thank you,” said one. While another added: “What a lovely person you are, and what a a lovely mum to bring you up to be such a caring person.
You employers are extremely lucky to have you. Well done to you.” The store’s security section leader Anthony Finlay says colleagues are equally proud of Frank.
He said: “It was a really nice thing for him to do. He saw that the boy was inconsolable so took a tenner from his own pocket and gave it to him. Frank’s such a friendly guy, very jolly and very smiley.”
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