A KIND-HEARTED Tesco driver went the extra mile after an autistic lad was left sobbing when the wrong crisps were delivered – by returning two hours later with the right ones.
Dan Lawry sprang into action after seeing 10-year-old Adam George bereft when his favourite sour cream and onion Pringles were substituted for cheese and onion ones.
Mum Rachel George, 42, described the mix-up as the “straw that broke the camel’s back” for her son who had been plagued by five weeks of sleepless nights following foot surgery.
She explained that wheelchair-bound Adam, who also suffers from neuromascular disease requires a particular level of “order and certainty” in his life.
But after delivery driver Dan, 31, came to the rescue he was over the moon.
Mum of two Rachel said: “It made his day. Adam was just really happy. He was just so much better after that.
“Dan the delivery driver just made my son feel important. It isn’t just about the Pringles – Dan could see that this was a child suffering and he did something to stop it.
“Adam doesn’t usually complain and he’s always really happy when the delivery driver comes but this time he just burst into tears.
“Dan told me there had been a substitution and I just thought to myself, ‘Please don’t be the Pringles’ because Adam is on the autistic spectrum so when he’s expecting a particular thing it needs to happen.
“Adam had some complex foot surgery five weeks ago so he’s recently been dealing with a high level of pain.
“When the delivery driver Dan got here, he was completely taken aback because he’d never seen Adam sad before.
Driver Dan commented: “Luckily Adam lives round the corner from my store so I could make the trip without being late for any of my other customers.
“He was so upset so I just wanted to make him smile.
“It’s such a great feeling when we get things right for our customers. I could see a big smile stretching right across Adam’s face. He was delighted.”
Store manager at Tesco Extra in Redruth, Wayne Bennetts said: “My colleagues work hard to offer our customers great customer service and Dan is no exception.
“He’s a real credit to Tesco and I’m delighted he was able to help our customer.”
Rachel, from Redruth, Cornwall, is currently campaigning in the South West to get more changing place toilets, which are specially designed loos with hoists to lift disabled people.