Mom Danielle Vinson Has $200 Thanksgiving Food Bill Paid For

Meet Danielle Vinson.

She's a 29-year-old from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and -- like many of us -- was out shopping this week for Thanksgiving supplies.

The mom took one of her sons, 9-month-old Benjamin, along with her.

She got to the checkout point with her groceries and was already racking up a mega bill when something suddenly dawned upon her... she had forgotten her wallet.


With no cash to pay, she was going into full panic mode. But a woman came to her rescue and offered to pay the entire thing.

Her food bill came to nearly $200.

Danielle posted about the gesture on Facebook. She wrote,

It was the most incredible generosity I've ever experienced in my life. After a day of pms-ing, and dealing with boys who love me so but just DON'T get it, I took a "break" at the market with just one kid - the one that doesn't talk back (yet) - and after feeding him teething crackers to get through the trip, I placed all our items on the belt, handed the cashier our reusable bags, and turned around to a sudden panic while fumbling around my wallet-less diaper bag.

She continued,

Holding my forehead in despair with one hand, I called my husband with the other and pleaded for him to teleport my wallet to me in that moment, when I heard her behind me, "Keep ringing everything up, I'll take care of it." I whipped around in absolute disbelief and shook my head. I glanced at the screen at an unfinished subtotal of $70 and whipped around, thankful, but insistent that it was just way too expensive. But the woman insisted. She told her, "Seriously, don't worry about it, I need to do something for the holidays. Merry Christmas, enjoy."

The mom said,

I felt my eyes welling up with joyful, humbled, grateful tears. This is the stuff you read about that makes you smile, but when it's real life, YOUR reality? You changed my life today, ma'am. This moment is now forever engrained in my heart, and every thanksgiving I'm bringing YOUR love to my table. Thank you, from the peaks to the depths of my heart. Thank you.