Walmart employees buy family stroller after using old, broken wagon

Posted at 4:51 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 17:06:48-05

In the rush of the busy holiday shopping season, there's not a lot of time to stop and chat while running your errands. But, inside a store where most are trying to get in and out of quick, someone did notice something. 

Debbie Ellicott noticed a young family receiving a gift that restores your faith in humanity. 

Ellicott was in the customer service section picking up a package for this holiday season, when she witnessed a manager bringing the family a new stroller. 

The family had been using the old, faded wagon as a stroller to help them get to and from the store. 

Alesha Mcclendon was inside Walmart in the customer service department looking at jobs to apply for. 

Mcclendon and her fiance, along with their seven-month-old baby just relocated to Tampa from Chicago in search of warmer weather and better opportunities.

However, in the transition the family left everything they had. 

Mcclendon has been looking daily for a job, and used the wagon to help bring her daughter, Gianna with her. But, while applying for jobs, two young men saw the make-shift, broken wagon and decided to buy and donate the stroller to the family. 

The two unidentified workers are pictured here with the seven-month-old girl and her father at the store off Gandy Boulevard in Tampa. 

We weren't able to speak to the associates about the act of kindness, but in a statement, the store said,

"When our associates quietly go above and beyond to care for their customers, we're reminded how good people can be. The joy that comes from their actions extend well beyond dollars and cents. We're honored to be a small part of these random acts of kindness."

Mcclendon tells us she is humbled by the kind gift, "ya know, I felt embarrassed," she said, "I had a gut feeling someone was eventually going to say something to me."

But, regardless, she's thankful. 

"I would just tell you, thank you and God bless, and I appreciate everything you did."