Monday night, 21-year-old Casey Sasser went to a Raleigh Walmart during a break between her two jobs to pick up packaging tape. She was waiting in line behind a man with a cart full of toys, when she saw that his credit card was declined.
Sasser's heart sank as the man started to put the toys back in his cart to return to the shelves. As the cashier began to ring up Sasser’s purchase, Sasser offered to pay for what the man couldn’t afford.
"I knew there were children who wouldn't have a Christmas if I didnt help out in some way. When I looked in his eyes and saw the tears. He ended up telling me the toys were for his two little girls and how rough this year had been on him." Sasser said.
"I can't really explain what I felt when he hugged me but I know one thing, it was probably the best moment of my life." Sasser wrote on Facebook.
In just 17 hours, Casey Sasser’s random act of kindness has gone viral. As of 11am this morning, over 79,000 likes and 2,000 shares and counting.
"I am so touched that my story has reached out to so many people so fast. I never imagined this when I posted it." Sasser told Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Raleigh.
The next day, Sasser’s kindness was repaid at a gas station when a man approached her pump, paid for her gas and walked away.
"I didn't even get a chance to thank him. But you were much appreciated!" Sasser wrote.
The man never spoke a word to Sasser, he swiped his card when her back was turned, she didn't even see his face!
"When I realized what he had done I broke down. I knew that he was some form of a guardian angel. For him to do something for a complete stranger and not want to be recognized, overwhelmed me with emotion." Sasser said.
Sasser says she is deeply touched by the overwhelming response she has gotten on Facebook in response to her good deed. She asks that everyone do something to help someone else, that everyone pay it forward.
"Please everyone pass the favor. If you are able, help someone in need. You could make someone's day like they both made mine."