Published: Sat, April 06, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

PM pays for groceries after woman forgets wallet

PM pays for groceries after woman forgets wallet

"(Ardern) paid for my friend's shopping in the supermarket the other day when she had forgotten her purse and had two screaming kids in tow", Twitter user Helen Burness posted, adding: "Like we didn't love her enough".

Jacinda Ardern has once again proven she is the ultimate woman, leader, mother and all-round good Samaritan.

Ardern, who past year joined the tiny club of female political leaders to give birth while in power, has been receiving praise around the world for her actions since a lone gunman stormed two mosques in the city of Christchurch and shot dead 50 people and injured dozens more.

By chance, Ms Ardern was behind her in the queue and stepped in to pay for the groceries herself.

The woman said she tried to tell her children who had paid for their groceries but all they cared about was how silly she was for forgetting her wallet.

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When asked at press conference on Thursday why the PM offered to pay the other person's bill, Ardern replied: "Because she was a mother".

She also said that the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, made New Zealand's views very clear.

After the attack, Jacinda Ardern's humane approach in consoling a grieving nation and dealing with its aftermath, including meeting the Muslim community members, was widely praised.

This story first appeared in the NZ Herald and has been republished here with permission.

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