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Mom ‘sees God’ while buying diapers at Walmart

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SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota – “If you ever needed a sign that God’s there for you in the hardships and the struggles, this is it,” Katie Kanefke said after a recent shopping trip to Walmart.

The South Dakota mom was at the store buying diapers for her infant son when she asked Walmart workers if they could price match all four boxes of diapers she planned to buy. Workers said no, that they could only price match one of the boxes.

Unable to spend too much money, Kanefke was going to put three diaper boxes back on the shelves. That is when fellow shopper, and total stranger, Carol Flynn chimed in.

"It looks to me like you had four boxes of Pampers and you're only buying one," Flynn recalled saying to Kanefke. "So I said 'do you have children?' And she said 'Yes, I have a little boy who is four months and he uses a lot of diapers' and I said 'I think you need the other three boxes then.'"

Flynn "paid it forward" and bought the extra diapers for Kanefke's son.

"I couldn't believe it. I was just so surprised. I was like I don't even know you," Flynn said.

A third Walmart shopper recorded the act of kindness on video.

"I never expected to have it videotaped," Flynn said. "It went viral, which I'm told meant you could go on Facebook and find the article, which I did.  It was very surprising to me."

Flynn told Kanefke paying to forward was a "neat thing to do" and encouraged her to pay it forward to somebody else.



  • Tiberius

    Sorry, but this is certainly not evidence for any type of supernatural deity. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

  • X

    Why is this a news story? There are lots of good people in the world. Perhaps its because Democrats, like the staff at WTVR, think its newsworthy when people are actually nice to each other.

  • So very tired.......

    Um just wow to the other posters here. Could we say it’s newsworthy because I get so sick and tired of bad behavior being celebrated in the news that it’s wonderful to see this? And really, really you focused on whether or not this was proof of God? If you actually believed then you know that God is in the extraordinary acts of kindness we do for each other – because after all, we are the only beings that have the ability to reason. Which obviously, is not exercised by the two other individuals here. I’m sure anyone else who read this story smiled and thought, how nice!

  • bpgagirl22vanow

    I myself have bought lunch, helped people out and I’ve never VIDEO’d it or made a big deal out of it. It’s just “having a giving Godly spirit about you.”

  • Gabriella Marie Gabbyd

    well the thing is , if you always leave god to handle your problems, always look to god as the one of everything and cant blame yourselves for your own actions, perhaps you should seriously , realize you’re a bunch of soar, cant fix nothings. Perhaps rather than populating more and putting in to other things, perhaps the PEOPLE should be fixed in an order we all dont suffer from. If you could make inventions perhaps you should seek all these fake, i can do’s to make it the right way rather than fake health heal and pain relieving … it’s obvious you guys ‘ cant fix the world… stop promise for THINGS TO DO a controlled economy , when people are created as MONSTERS absolute mean people. – perhaps we should all take a bow , and give god the full reins then. perhaps the REALFAKE can help you. stop making people look like things on the news that people go away for. – jail, mental hospitals, experimental labs and bodies.. ITS ENOOOOUGHH of all of this shit, equality? freedom? isn’t it america, rights as a FULL person. Perhaps you people have to realize YOU before you can go for things, its heartbreaking that many aren’t even into the human species, they look at dilusion fake made up shit for the help.

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