Women Surprised With Free Groceries at Checkout Have Tear-Jerking Response (VIDEO)

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andrew hales free groceriesAround the holidays, the world seems to get a little more altruistic. We're all more inclined to donate to charity when the cashier asks us to; to give food or money to the homeless; or to drop a few bucks in the Salvation Army bucket. It just seems like the right thing to do this time of year, as not everyone is fortunate enough to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas in the comfort of a warm home with people they love.

But some people go the extra mile.

Andrew Hales, who's typically known for over-the-top pranks and weird social experiments, ditched the jokey videos in favor of one guaranteed to make you weep. Hales teamed up with GungHo and Macy's to give a few unsuspecting women free groceries when they went to pay their bills. Their reactions are truly amazing, and show exactly why this is the season of giving.

Check it out:

 

Hales couldn't have picked better women to give free groceries to. Not only do their reactions show that they're really in need of them, they're so surprised and so incredibly grateful for this gift. I mean, one woman said, "You made my year."

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It's so rare that people -- particularly people in need -- get a true, honest-to-goodness surprise that they had absolutely no idea was coming. These women couldn't have been more shocked when they were told they were getting their groceries for free. It definitely won't change their lives, but it's a moment they'll surely remember forever. It's nice to be reminded that there are truly good people out there, isn't it?

How touching is this video? Do you do anything to help those less fortunate around the holidays?

 

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Kattey Kattey

This is a beautiful thing.

Melisha Evans

Wow. That made me cry! That was so great!

nonmember avatar Anonymous

Wish somebody would be kind enough to help me out. I work, my husband works, and we have a son. We don't qualify for assistance, yet we struggle just to make ends meet. I work for just over minimum wage and he gets paid flat rate. No work = no money for him. Would be nice to actually be able to have groceries and not have to worry if we're going to have meals on the table.

johnn... johnnys_mom6605

I can't imagine how amazing that must be. This is something I hope to be able to do for someone one day. I can't wait til I'm in a financial position to help others.

nonmember avatar letlove

Anonymous I'm in the same boat as you sister!

Lisa M Delaney

This should be done for the elderly who are really the ones in need, especially with social security and health care cuts.

Holly Joy Logue

Ugh, there is always that one person with the sour grapes. Can't you just be happy for someone else without grumbling about yourself?

Cassandra Huber

Whatever happened to being genuinely happy for others? Geez, turn a beautiful gesture into a sob story. We are all are struggling in one way or another. You are not the only one out there struggling to make ends meet in an extremely poor economy. My family has barely any income, but we are smarter with our money, go without a lot of luxuries, and are able to meet our family needs with a small amount of assistance and can still find ways to help others with our little amount we have. We still try to help others every opportunity we get. You do not need to be rich to help others. Also, asking for handouts is really greedy. People are less likely to give to beggars as they obviously are showing they do not want to better their situation, and want handouts instead. Learn to make the best of your situation, and if you do not like it, make a plan and work towards a better life. Life is too short to dwell on our misfortunes, you can be poor and happy. We are. 

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