Apr. 16, 2020
Jing Xu works as a front desk supervisor at Hypermarket 1006. Back in February, the store received a phone call from a woman pleading for help. The woman said the COVID-19 outbreak was limiting her ability to make it home to be with her grandfather. After speaking with the woman, associates learned her grandfather happened to be in the store shopping at that very moment. Jing noticed he was wearing a self-made cotton mask, attempting to follow the health guidelines.
“He was lining up for checkout. That cotton mask he wore was probably made by a quilt, and he did this only because he didn't want others to feel worried around him for not wearing any protection,” said Jing.
Jing felt compelled to offer help. She remembered that the man’s granddaughter would likely not be able to visit him any time soon. She quickly handed the man four new masks to keep for himself.