When a mother-of-three recently found herself struggling during checkout at a local grocery store, a surprising source stepped in to help her out in a big way.
Robin McFadden was trying to get through line at a Publix in Johns Creek, Atlanta, on Saturday, when her coupons weren’t adding up the right way. As she struggled to balance her antsy kids and to try and get her grocery total to add up properly, she heard a man ask, “How much is she short?”
That’s when McFadden turned around and saw famous comedian Jeff Foxworthy stepping in to help, WXIA-TV reported.
“I gasped, and he laughed!” she explained.
McFadden told Foxworthy he didn’t need to pay for her, but he insisted, and reportedly covered about $25 of her bill. Then, the two took a selfie that went viral after she posted it to Facebook.
“The kids were restless and look who was behind me,” McFadden wrote in the caption of the image. “He paid for my order when I wasn’t looking! I love Jeff Foxworthy!”
The stay-at-home mom later told WXIA-TV that the comedian simply stepped in to help her during a tough moment — and that it was much appreciated.
“It’s not that I’m in need,” she told the outlet. “He just helped me in a hard situation.”
Now, McFadden says she’s glad the encounter unfolded, as she’s seeing positive comments flow into her Facebook feed — something that is a welcome change from the negative tone of late on social media.
“Lately Facebook has been filled with so many negative things, but not now. I love it!” she said.
And the positivity continues still even three days after the encounter, with McFadden posting an update to her Facebook page on Monday, quipping about how she’s made a “lot of new friends” after her Foxworthy encounter.
“This is such an incredible experience! Thanks for all of the calls, texts, messages and well wishes!” she wrote. “I’m glad to have brought some positivity to the world and as my father-in-law told me, ‘Pride to the McFadden name.'”
Foxworthy is known for his good deeds, including a Bible study he runs each week for homeless individuals in Atlanta.
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