A Northern Irish woman was the recipient of a random act of kindness recently after she was given a free Nutribullet from a seller after they learned of her mother’s cancer treatment.
Cara Grace Duggan of Belfast had been looking for a Nutribullet to help her mother along with her cancer treatment, according WGNTV. Her search brought her to Gumtree.com, a classifieds site in the United Kingdom.
“Hi there,” she wrote to one seller. “I was wondering if you still have your Nutribullet for sale and if so would you consider posting it? I could pay via PayPal so we’re both protected. I’ve been looking for on for my mom as part of her cancer treatment, but just can’t afford the $200 (retail) price tag. Many thanks! Cara.”
The person selling the kitchen appliance then responded to her message, saying: “I’m sorry to hear your mum has cancer. Just send me your address I will post it to you and you don’t have to pay for anything. I also pray for your mum. And if there is anything I can do for your please let me know.”
Duggan’s mother battles with stage four oesophageal cancer. The disease was discovered when her mother went to the doctor complaining of throat pain. By the time they discovered the tumor, the cancer had already spread to her lymph nodes.
“Hi!” Duggan wrote back to the seller. “That is so kind but we are honestly willing to pay if you can send us your PayPal address? … Prayers would be greatly appreciated, her cancer is very advanced but we are staying positive and want to give her green juices to help with treatment so we think a Nutribullet would be great! Many thanks, Cara.”
At that moment, Duggan then got a message on her phone telling her that her “FastTrack” order was available to be picked up. Apparently, the seller had already made up their mind.
“It’s paid now please collect it today as I don’t want you and your mum to wait for the Nutribullet," the seller wrote.
“I’m confused,” Duggan responded. “Did you buy a new one? How is it ready today?”
“Yes I bought a new one and it’s paid for,” the seller responded. “You just need to collect it.”
Duggan later found out that the seller bought a new Nutribullet from a local store and placed the kitchen appliance under Duggan’s name.
Duggan soon responded in thanks to the generous seller who responded saying: “Don’t say thanks to me. In fact, thanks to you for giving me this opportunity.”
Cara went to the store and eventually and collected the brand-new Nutribullet.
“In Argos when I went to collect it thinking it would be some kind of joke,” she wrote to reporters. “When she handed it to me I cried lol. So had to explain and she was just staring at me open-mouthed!”
The Duggan family is currently collecting money through GoFundMe in order to pay for some of the mother’s medical expenses.
Photo: WGNTV, GoFundMe