TikTok User In Tears As Strangers Decline Her Offer To Pay For Groceries

Amelia Goldsmith, who lives in London, had the intention of making someone's day better by paying for their groceries at a nearby Sainsbury's store. Unfortunately, her well-intentioned act didn't go as expected, and it brought her to tears.

A TikToker's effort to cover the cost of a stranger's grocery shopping didn't go smoothly, and she ended up crying uncontrollably.

In an effort to brighten someone's day, Amelia Goldsmith, who resides in London, visited the local Sainsbury's store with the intention of covering someone's shopping expenses.

Although Goldsmith had some reservations prior to entering the store, she went ahead with her plan in the hopes of bringing a smile to someone's face.

"I'm nervous. I just hope they don't look at me thinking I'm some weirdo," she said.

Unfortunately, the giveaway didn't go as planned.

In the video, which has been watched over 700,000 times, Goldsmith is seen struggling to find someone willing to accept her offer.

At one point, she approaches a customer at the checkout and offers to pay for their groceries.

"No, no, no. I really don't need it," the shopper answered.

During her second attempt, Goldsmith faced a significant setback when a woman informed her:

"There's a lot more deserving people, but thank you."

After experiencing multiple rejections, Goldsmith eventually reached a breaking point and broke down in tears.

"That was really stressful. I was expecting the first person to be like, overjoyed and grateful and happy for me to pay for their shopping, but obviously that didn't go down well," she shared.

After being repeatedly turned down by customers, Goldsmith chose to give back in a different way. She donated pasta and sauces to the food bank bin at the store.

"Weird turnout, but I'm still really happy that the food can go to those who really need it."

"I'm just really overwhelmed right now, I don't know what's going on," she said.


in hindsight i can see why people can react differently to this, but my intentions were purely to brighten up someones day💕 i’m still super happy with what I ended up doing and i’ll do more of it for sure #storytime #vlog #makesomeonesday #foodshop

♬ Dandelions Ruth B - CIMON PAWRET

Viewers were quick to notice that Goldsmith had visited a Sainsbury's store located in Balham, which is considered to be a more affluent area of London.

Some viewers speculated that people may have declined her offer because they were uncomfortable being filmed.

In response to the video, one viewer commented:

"Lovely gesture, but remember you don't need to film a good deed to be valid."

"Maybe coz you were filming it idk, if someone offered to do something for me but has their phone in their hand, idk," someone else commented.

"You should be so proud of your pure intentions, no one can take away your intentions from you and you should be so proud of yourself for this," a follower praised her.

"You can buy my food shop any day," someone joked.

"I think in the future maybe give the people at the tills the money to anonymously cover the next person's bill?? I think people feel awkward/ get weird," a commenter pointed out.