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.