Elderly Veteran’s Card Declines Several Times, Store Employee Steps In

Elderly Veteran's Card Declines Several Times, Store Employee Steps In

There’s little that’s more embarrassing than having your purchases declined at a store.  Whether your card has been declined because of a fraud alert or insufficient funds, it’s always embarrassing and frustrating.

An elderly veteran was trying to purchase $20 worth of items at a Dollar General store in Salisaw, Oklahoma when his card was declined because he couldn’t remember his PIN.  The elderly man tried a couple of different times, both times it declined.  Another lady offered to help him; however, his card declined again.

That’s when Dollar General cashier Jacob Wittman pulled out his own wallet and swiped his own card.

Tim McKellar was in line behind the elderly gentleman and couldn’t believe what he saw.  He posted about the touching encounter on Facebook:

EVERYONE PLEASE SHARE THIS: I just witnessed one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen and would love to share the story with y’all and give credit where it’s due. An elderly gentleman was trying to buy a few things at the Dollar general in Salisaw Oklahoma when his card was declined because he couldn’t remember his PIN number. He tried a couple different times when another lady offered to help him again with no luck. That’s when the cashier Jacob Wittman pulled his wallet out and told the lady to scan his card which ended up working without any problem. The old man wearing his veteran hat was obviously confused and asked the kid if he had just bought his stuff totaling right at $20. Jacob said yes sir I did and you don’t owe me a dime. Now this kid obviously makes minimum wage or real close to it and probably didn’t have the extra money to spare. I thanked him for what he had done, asked for his name and took his picture. Let’s give this Good Samaritan the acknowledgement that he deserves.

P.S after people recognized him and started tagging him in the comments I was able to send him a friend request and add him to the post.

 Well done, Jacob! The world needs more people like you!

Let’s support the type of kindness that this young cashier showed the veteran by spreading this story!