Woman's simple act of kindness rewarded with free groceries for a year

The woman paid for a man's groceries, and he made a donation to Piedmont in her name.

SMYRNA, Ga. — The woman whose act of kindness inspired two $10,000 donations to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation just got a big donation of her own.

Channel 2’s Linda Stouffer first reported on Tracey Warshal, a Piedmont Healthcare employee who helped a man pay for his groceries after he forgot his wallet.

For her act of kindness, he decided to donate $10,000 to the foundation in her name. Aldi company officials then matched the $10,000 donation to Piedmont.

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“In honor of customers like Tracy, who are so generous in giving back to their community,” Aldi representative Kyleene Chillinsky said.




Now, Aldi is stepping up in a major way – by giving Warshal free groceries for one year.

“I’m just really overwhelmed,” Warshal said.

The two $10,000 donations will go to help cancer patients. The fund is in the name of Shirley Godwin’s daughter, Dana.

“She would be so excited about the people that it’s helping because they do need help in every way,” Shirley Godwin said.

Warshal said she hopes the donations will inspire people to give back.

“Just the reminder that if you’re able to, please, please if you’re able, just pay it forward,” she said.

If you would like to donate to Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, you can do so by clicking here.