Emotional Trader Joe's Shopper Films Tearful Video Thanking Employee for Heartfelt Surprise: 'One Small Act of Kindness Can Change Someone's Day' A Dallas, Texas, shopper received a random act of kindness after a tough day.

By Emily Rella

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Everyone has had one of those days when nothing seems to go right.

Now, in a teary-eyed video that's garnered over 57,800 views, a Trader Joe's employee is being praised by a shopper for an unexpected act of kindness that turned her day around.

TikToker Danielle Blakey tearfully tells viewers that she will only shop at Trader Joe's grocery stores from now on, explaining how she went into the store to pick up some items at night after having "a really hard couple of days," although she didn't specify what was going on.

Related: 'We're Helping Everybody': Grocery Shoppers Treated to Over $2,000 of Free Food After Store's Refrigerating System Breaks

"I'm normally really good at like masking my feelings," she explains to viewers. "Clearly I was not tonight."

Blakey then says that she could sense that her cashier knew something was wrong when she went to pay for her groceries.

@dabaaaabyyy I know my content is mostly relationship/dating but i had to share this. One small act of kindness can literally change someones whole day. #dallas #traderjoes #smallactsofkindness #traderjoesreviews #dallaslovelist #kindnessmatters ♬ original sound - dabaaaabyyy

"I felt bad because he like kept trying to make conversation and I was just like, not being very responsive and like not talking a lot," she said. "I put my credit card into pay and he was like, 'Hold on, be right back.'"

Blakey then shows a bouquet of flowers that the cashier brought to her, saying that she started "bawling crying" inside the store, overwhelmed with emotion.

"Shop at Trader Joe's because I literally love everybody that works there," she said. "You never know what one small act of kindness is going to do for somebody."

Social media users flooded the post with positive comments and their own stories of memorable interactions with employees of the grocery chain.

"That's so sweet, and I hope your days start getting brighter," one said.

"My son works at TJ's, and it makes him feel like he's doing a good deed when he can make a guest feel seen," another gushed. "As his Mom, I couldn't be more proud."

Blakey said the incident happened at the Greenville Street location in Dallas, Texas.

Earlier this month, another TikTok went viral showcasing Trader Joe's employees paying it forward when the refrigeration system inside a Baton Rouge, Louisiana store stopped functioning. Instead of chucking the perishable items, employees gave over $2,000 of free food to shoppers in the store.

Trader Joe's is a California-based grocery chain that operates about 560 locations in the United States.

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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