July 11th, 2014
01:10 PM ET

Mystery Man Purchases Groceries for Strangers

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a mystery man strolls into a grocery store, and makes the day of many unsuspecting shoppers. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

Typically, when someone walks up to the register at a grocery store, he or she seeking the whereabouts of the dairy aisle, or maybe where one can find the organic apples.

But an enigmatic shopper at a grocery outlet Concord, California is anything but average.

He waited patiently at the register while the clerk scanned every item from a random customer, according to store supervisor Jaime Flores.

And then pulled out a wad of cash to pay.

He did this not once, twice or even three times.

Half a dozen customers were the beneficiaries of his good will, and this Zorro of Aisle 7 spent over $600 on strangers by day's end.

"We had people hugging him," Flores said. "People were asking him if he won the lottery, if he had a good job, but he didn't really want to give out any information."

While store surveillance cameras captured the likeness of the man in action, the store is committed to honoring his anonymity.

Concord resident Josh Breams missed the anonymous grocery giver by two hours.

But despite pulling out his own wallet for groceries, Bream remained touched by this random act of kindness.

"Of course it breaks my heart that I wasn't here and didn't reap the rewards, but it's pretty amazing," Breams said.

"It kind of makes you have faith in humanity again. I wish there were more people with that kind of joy."

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