An Asda delivery driver has been hailed as a ‘hero’ for the way he responded to finding a 90-year-old customer sat on her own in the dark. Michael had found the woman in darkness in her home as her lightbulbs had blown and she wasn’t able to change them herself.
The 23-year-old, who works as a home shopping driver for the supermarket’s Hartlepool store, then changed her bulbs for her, saying it only took a minute. The woman, who has mobility issues, had been waiting for her carer to arrive to get the lights back on again, Manchester Evening News reports.
Michael, who has worked at the store for a year, said: “I couldn’t leave her in the dark so I just asked her where her spare bulbs were and quickly changed them all. It only took a moment, but she was very grateful.
“I will help anybody if I can. I love the interaction with all my customers.”
Customers have now praised Michael in their hundreds.
Karen Martin said: “The world needs more people like Michael. A small gesture can make a big difference.” Angela List added: “Well done this chap thank heavens he was able to help this poor lady out in the way he did.”
Janet Ratcliff commented: “Thank you Michael for helping someone frail & vulnerable. You are a very kind & thoughtful man.”
Ann Steadman said: “Well done Michael.. You are a credit to who ever raised you young man. Asda are lucky to have you on their team. Walk tall and look the world straight in the eye.”
Store manager Emma, who nominated Michael for an Asda service superstar award, said: “We are all so proud of Michael for not only carrying in the lady’s shopping, but changing the lightbulbs for her too. It was just a small thing but the lady was incredibly grateful, having been sat in the dark. Michael is an all-round good guy who is very kind and who will do anything to help his customers.”