Shopper pays it forward after manager helps customer who couldn’t afford birthday cake

Viral News

Tribune Media Wire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) — Francisco Villegas may be the new manager at Kansas City grocery store Price Chopper, but his customers say he’s already like family.

Recently Villegas made such an impression on one of those customers that Alfonso Perez nominated Villegas for local TV news station WDAF’s Pay-It-Forward Award, which comes with $400 cash.

Perez said as he was checking out and noticed a woman asking the cashier to take a cake off of her bill because she didn’t have enough money.

The cashier called Villegas, the manager, to help remove the item, but what he ended up doing inspired Perez to share his experience on social media.

“He’s like ‘No, it’s a birthday cake – everyone deserves a cake,’ and he pulls out his own card and pays for it,” Perez said.

When WDAF and Perez presented Villegas with the award, Villegas was speechless.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Videos

a pizza shop in Westchase donated 15 pizzas to the healthcare workers at Tampa General Hospital

Thumbnail for the video titled "a pizza shop in Westchase donated 15 pizzas to the healthcare workers at Tampa General Hospital"

Covid-19 response: Feeding Tampa Bay partners with celebrity chef for weekly Facebook series

Thumbnail for the video titled "Covid-19 response: Feeding Tampa Bay partners with celebrity chef for weekly Facebook series"

Feeding Tampa Bay: How to make chicken pasta and garlic bread

Thumbnail for the video titled "Feeding Tampa Bay: How to make chicken pasta and garlic bread"

Volunteer with Feeding Tampa Bay

Thumbnail for the video titled "Volunteer with Feeding Tampa Bay"

Warning for boaters

Thumbnail for the video titled "Warning for boaters"

Hurricane Season Forecast 2020

Thumbnail for the video titled "Hurricane Season Forecast 2020"

1,000 additional COIVD-19 tests available at Raymond James Stadium

Thumbnail for the video titled "1,000 additional COIVD-19 tests available at Raymond James Stadium"

Gov. DeSantis on recovery rates

Thumbnail for the video titled "Gov. DeSantis on recovery rates"

Mayor Castor addresses restrictions on religious practices during Hillsborough County EGP meeting

Thumbnail for the video titled "Mayor Castor addresses restrictions on religious practices during Hillsborough County EGP meeting"

Doctor's Concerns

Thumbnail for the video titled "Doctor's Concerns"

Madison Lowe on Feeding TB food drive

Thumbnail for the video titled "Madison Lowe on Feeding TB food drive"

125-pound giraffe born at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne

Thumbnail for the video titled "125-pound giraffe born at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne"
More Local News

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss