Jacinda Ardern paid for groceries of mother who forgot wallet

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NZ Herald ,
Section
Politics,
Publish Date
Thursday, 4 April 2019, 11:36AM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern paid for the groceries of a mother who left her wallet behind. (Photo / File)
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern paid for the groceries of a mother who left her wallet behind. (Photo / File)

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed she was the good Samaritan who paid for a mother's groceries after a supermarket mishap.

The Auckland woman went to pay for her groceries at the supermarket checkout - only to realise she had left her wallet at home.

Ardern was behind her in the queue and paid for the woman's purchases herself.

A reader who alerted the Herald to the act of kindness said Ardern was a "leader like no other".

"What a wonderful gesture," he said.

Speaking to media today, Ardern confirmed she had paid for a mother's groceries when asked about it.

When asked why, Ardern replied: "Because she was a mother".

The NZ prime minister's salary is $471,049.

 

 

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