Morrisons worker praised for helping a blind girl with autism 4 years ago

Morrisons worker praised for helping a blind girl with autism

For many people with autism, it can be a distressing experience to go shopping.

There's the possibility of a sensory overload and becoming overwhelmed at all of the noises and sounds that are present in shops and supermarkets.


There have been some great ideas to help people with autism do their shopping in peace, and this one cashier in Morrisons, Basingstoke, is garnering attention as she helped a mother with her child who has autism.

Mother Amanda Wilkins was shopping in her local Morrisons with her visually-impaired daughter Holly, who has autism, and was pleasantly surprised at the attitude of the lovely lady behind the till.

Amanda posted a moving thank you message on the supermarket's Facebook page explaining how the cashier helped her daughter to scan items at the till.

In the message she wrote:

"I have two children that are both registered blind and are also autistic. As you can imagine shopping is not an easy thing for me to do, at the checkout both girls decided to go into meltdown and this very kind lady decided to help instead of judge."

"A dream come true for Holly who loves playing 'shops'. It melts my heart to come across people that are prepared to go the extra mile, and little acts of kindness makes a massive difference to my world," she continued.

Because of the attention the post got, local shoppers were able to identify the lady as Lin.


"Lin is one of the nicest people in Morrisons. She's always so helpful and cheerful," wrote one commenter. "Well done Lin... We need more of you in this world," wrote another.

We need more people like this.

Lead image via Facebook