Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE - Peter Car­ruthers Peter.Car­ruthers@news­re­gional­me­dia.com.au

THE last thing Vanessa Dale ex­pected dur­ing a rou­tine shop­ping trip to Coles last week was to be gifted flow­ers from a stranger.

Duck­ing into the fruit and vegie sec­tion to grab some straw­ber­ries, Ms Dale turned around to see her three-year-old son, Finn, with a huge bunch of flow­ers.

Be­fore she has time to say “no Finn, put them back” a woman was of­fer­ing to buy the posy.

It turns out the woman’s name is Tanya Holt and she has a rep­u­ta­tion for be­ing a reg­u­lar Mother Teresa.

“She is just so nice. I put it on Face­book to just say a thank you and it has gone crazy on­line,” Ms Dale said.

“She burst into tears af­ter I burst into tears and she started to tell me about the hard time she is hav­ing.”

Ms Holt had her wal­let stolen the day be­fore with $700 in it.

Ms Dale said: “It was just so nice that Finn wanted to give me flow­ers and some­one I didn’t know made me so happy for days.”


GOOD TURN: Finn Dale and Tanya Holt at Can­non­vale Coles last week.

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