Dude applauded for buying elderly woman's groceries when her card declines

For all the bad stuff that's happening around the world, there's still plenty of good.

Like this guy, who paid for an elderly lady's groceries, after her card kept being declined at the grocery store checkout in Wyoming, Australia.

A picture of the moment was snapped and uploaded to Twitter on Feb. 28. "This guy at Wyoming Coles who just went through the register with his two kids paid for this ladies groceries when her card kept declining," it said.

Turns out the man is Ryan O'Donnell, 34, who told Today Thursday morning he's a bit overwhelmed by the response. "I was there in the grocery aisle in the checkout with my kids and I saw the old lady having some troubles with the card," he told the news show.

"I went around and spoke to the young lady and said, how much is it? And they said, look, it's like $44 or something and her card kept being declined, due to insufficient funds. I said here is $50, just take it out of that," he said.

O'Donnell said the lady kept trying to ask how she could get the money back to him, but he wouldn't have it.

"I said, look, don't worry about it. It's only $44. You'll be right," he said. The pair had never met, and haven't run into each other since the incident.

"She's a beautiful lovely old lady. She reminded me of my nan or grandma. I just could not walk away. That's how my mum and dad brought me up," O'Donnell said. What a champ.

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