a05f250db8aa8b16024509381c9f32d1What this woman did during Christmas 2015 led to an amazing good deed benefiting cancer patients. One day a woman named Tracy Warshal decided to pay for a strangers groceries. “When I noticed a gentleman had forgotten his wallet at ALDI USA, I paid for his groceries. It was just fruit — it didn’t cost more than $8,” she said in a Facebook post. After she paid for the groceries, she told the man her first name, said “Merry Christmas” and left the store.

After that the man was able to track down Warshal, who was wearing a shirt with the Piedmont Healthcare logo on it. When the man discovered that Tracy worked at the Piedmont Cancer Institute, He proceeded to donate $10,000 to the organization in her name. Warshal had no idea about this happening until one day when the big wigs at the cancer institute contacted her.  Apparently this man, who wished to remain anonymous, had donated in the past.

Warshal told ABC News that it was only “instinctual” to pay for the mans groceries.  The only thing she hoped to happen in return, was that the man pay it forward, but she was definitely not expecting it to happen the way it did. She also stated that she hopes this shows the world that “the little things are what matters the most.”

“I’m just excited that one small little gesture made a huge difference and impact on a lot of people,” Warshal told ABC News. “I hope it makes people think twice about doing something small to somebody.”