A WOMAN has hit back after being called a “hoarding b****” when she spent $1,100 (£850) at the supermarket.
Stephanie Ryhmer Whitaker, who lives in Amanda, Ohio, revealed strangers hurled abuse at her after mistakenly thinking she was stockpiling amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
However, in reality, Stephanie was shopping for not one, but for six families who are unable to do so for themselves.
She took to Facebook where she shared snaps of the enormous food shops she had done on behalf of others.
Captioning her photos she wrote: “I'm a ‘hoarding a** b****’ according to the woman next to me at Costco.
“I just rolled through there and spent $900 (£725) and then another $200 (£160) at another store.
“I didn't clear a single shelf. “I didn't take a thing from anyone. What I did was shop from a list.”
She went on to explain that the list was comprised of requests from six families with either
small children, special needs, single working parents as well as her own parents and grandparents.
She continued: “I came home, walked in the rain to take basics to my neighbors and then spent 3 hours in my garage sorting and packing into usable food boxes that can be dropped off on their doorsteps because we would 100% rather take a chance with our health if it means that they don't have to.
“For myself? Trash bags, margarita mix, a bag of potatoes, a salad mix, a bag of coffee, and a case of beer.”
She went on to urge people to be kind in times like this.
She finished: “We are all better off assuming that people have the best intentions than that they are out to screw everyone over.
“We don't know anyones story, what they've been through, what they're going through, or where they're headed.
“Look for the helpers, they are always there. Be kind to one another.”
Her post has since gone viral, receiving more than 54,000 likes and over 38,000 shares as people praised her selflessness.
Commenting on the post, one wrote: “Thank you for being a phenomenal human being.”
“How selfless of you!! Brought tears to my eyes!!” wrote another.
A third added: “Thank you for having a heart that overflows with love.”
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