I do this all the time and I thought I’d share. You know those pain in the Bee hind trolleys that you need a token or a $1 – $2 for? I cant tell you how many times ive given mine away when i finish to someone who is looking distressed when they realise they forgot change.

Today there was a lady with a baby in a carrier and she was frantically looking through her purse. You could see the look on her face was like OH DEAR GOD PLEASE NO…….NO….NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

My trolley had the silver token you buy in it and i just handed it to her and said “here ya go” and walked off. the look on her face was pricelesss hehehehe…..first confused and then suddenly so relieved and excited like she found her leprechaun.

Ive mostly given my trolley to old ladies but it was nice to give it to someone with a baby. I think we all know the challenges of shopping when we are strapped to children. Try it!! you will love it!

Posted by Kate Shelby Blogger @ Australian Mum, 25th May 2016

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  • I don’t know if any of the supermarkets in SA still charge for trolleys at all.
    Each trolley costs a considerable amount to buy. They have been found dumped in various places – wetlands, lakes, wheels removed, trolleys badly bent, found somewhere full of rubbish, on empty blocks of land, handles missing off them.


  • Thankyou for doing what you do. The world needs more people like you. Please keep up the good work.


  • I think it comes back to me :) I have had some lucky breaks. You have to blame good karma for those!


  • One day I hope someone is there for you when you really need it, I believe good things come back to those who help others.. Not just at any time but when they really need it…


  • That was kind of you. I try to look out for these kinds of moments too.


  • What a lovely gesture. I’m too unobservant to notice that sort of thing but I’ll have to keep an eye out for those in need in future. Such an easy way to make the world a better, kinder place. Good on you :-)


  • that’s lovely, good karma will come your way


  • Good to do a good deed and hope that it gets passed on.

    • Good on you for doing a deed that you enjoy too.


  • What a wonderfully generous thing to do. We don’t pay for trollies here in Tas. It’s nice to know nice people still exist


  • That’s so nice of you. I’m sure she was very grateful for your help!! Well done!! :-)


  • Good on you,a lovely gesture that will be remembered!


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