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Mystery man pays for half dozen people's groceries

Mystery Man Pays For Half Dozen People's Groceries

Talk about inspiring. Fox News reports that a man paid it forward on July 8th by footing the bill for around a half dozen people at a Concord, California grocery store -- and the total topped a tad more than $600.

KTVU says: "He'd walk up, wait until the transaction was over, and then he'd pay cash for it."

Who is this generous man, you ask? He wishes to remain anonymous. Although the store has his face on security records, they have vowed not to release his identity. Not to mention that his generosity didn't end there.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that the mystery man even donated to the store's food drive, which raised more than $300,000 last year.

Store supervisor Jamie Flores asked the man why he was being so kind.

He replied with, "Why not? Why not?"

Those simple words are leaving many people speechless. It reminded us of a similar act of generosity.

For the last 25 years, an energy supplement company called Gung Ho has paid for family's groceries around the holiday season.

Last year, The Huffington Post reports that the company teamed up with YouTube channel LAHWF in a pseudo prank where customers were told they'd won a store prize.

"Congratulations! You are our free grocery customer of the day."
‚Äč"You pay nothing –– not a dime, not a penny."
"You made my year."

People everywhere are paying it forward.

The National Philanthropic Trust reports that 95% of American households give to charity, with the average annual contribution being approximately $3,000.

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hwlndrbrt July 14 2014 at 9:50 AM

Good Samaritans seem to get trashed more and more, whether they're helping animals, people, or causes. What's exactly wrong with giving to someone who needs it and least expects the help?

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samuedwar12@aol hwlndrbrt July 14 2014 at 10:43 AM


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randy822 July 14 2014 at 9:28 AM

If only all Americans were like this. :)

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aledobears randy822 July 14 2014 at 9:54 PM

..if we had a new generation of politicians, and got the old school thinking out of the way...we would be -

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dda501958 July 14 2014 at 1:41 PM

truly a man for others, God Bless him

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Charles July 14 2014 at 11:00 AM

Geez, can anyone do anything nice without being bashed by you guys? It's never good enough with some people. Well guess what, something is better than nothing. So stop criticizing and go do something nice for someone other than yourself.

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katkelly57 Charles July 14 2014 at 2:33 PM

Preach it brother!
Good on you!

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oujoou July 14 2014 at 5:47 AM

I don't like random acts of kindness generally. I think when you are nice to someone and then run off and never see them again . . . it's typical of people who are into things like vice . . .strippers . . prostitution . . . stuff like that. I like this guy though because of what he said when asked why he was being so generous . . 'Why not? Why not?' :)

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Hi Gram, Ty&Dill July 14 2014 at 8:42 AM

I'm glad there are some people in this country that are still in the financial position to do things like this.I hope you that can do this know how deeply appreciated you are.

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blwilletthfa Hi Gram, Ty&Dill July 14 2014 at 12:01 PM

It does not have to be a financial act of kindness - sometimes just doing something nice for another person will make you feel like a new person.

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CAMERON blwilletthfa July 14 2014 at 8:57 PM

Yes. I agree.

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CAMERON Hi Gram, Ty&Dill July 14 2014 at 8:56 PM

Yes. I agree. At my 7-11 I have had my coffee paid for about three times.

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sssprayfoam July 14 2014 at 8:44 AM

Even though I pay enough for peoples groceries out of my tax dollars this comment will somehow be rude instead of me being a hero

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tazzubek66 July 14 2014 at 7:34 PM

This is a wonderful story. It proves there are still kind generous people in this world. We should all try to do something to help others when we can because it will make the world a better place.

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Mike July 14 2014 at 9:23 AM

Charities should be taxed.

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CAMERON July 14 2014 at 8:54 PM

The kindness of this person. Was wonderful.

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