Jacinda Ardern Paid For A NZ Mum’s Groceries After She Forgot Her Wallet

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed a report circulating on Facebook that she helped a woman at the supermarket pay for her groceries after the mum-of-two forgot her wallet.

In a now-deleted Facebook post, as reported by Stuff, the woman said she was about to put her groceries back when Ardern volunteered to pay:

Just when you think Jacinda Ardern couldn’t get any more lovely, low key and authentic…. she goes and pays for your groceries at the supermarket, because you’ve got your shopping, have two kids with you and are about to put it all back as you forgot your wallet.

The event reportedly took place in Ponsonby, Auckland, at a local Countdown supermarket, the NZ equivalent of Woolies.

Ardern was asked in a press conference in Hamilton on Thursday morning whether the woman’s post was accurate.

“Yes,” replied the Prime Minister.

When asked why she had done it, Ardern replied, “Because she was a mum”.