A man in South Carolina plunked down $540 to purchase out a troop’s whole stock of Girl Scout cookies so the girls could shut everything down and get away from the virus climate. The Scouts were positioned outside a Bilo grocery store in Mauldin, S.C.
Kayla Dillard, who manages cookie deals for Troop 1574 — the group her little girl has a place with — said in a Facebook post on Friday that the client previously arrived and purchased seven boxes of Girl Scout cookies for $40 and instructed them to keep the change. However, she revealed to Yahoo Lifestyle “we were all in total shock” when the man came back with another offer.
The man stated, “Pack up all of your cookies. I’m taking them all so y’all can get out of this cold,” and he continued to purchase up each and every case, including Thanks-A-Lots, Caramel deLites, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, S’mores, Thin Mints and Lemonades.
“The girls were almost speechless,” Dillard told Yahoo Lifestyle. “Then they got busy trying to calculate his total.”
The last amount the man spent was $540.
“We were just thankful,” she added — but unfortunately she doesn’t know who to thank, because she never got the man’s name and he still hasn’t come forward. “He mentioned he owned several businesses,” Dillard said. “We assume he was going to give the cookies away.”
Since Dillard’s post has circulated around the web, web sleuths are working diligently attempting to recognize the Good Samaritan. Dillard said the man has been tagged in the post a few times by individuals who think they know him, yet his identity remains a mystery.
Others were inspired by his unprecedented thoughtfulness.
“Wow, what a great big heart he has!! Kudos to him for doing such a wonderful thing! That is something they will remember for the rest of their lives!” one person wrote.
“This generous man probably shared the cookies with nursing homes, his employees/coworkers, homeless shelters and friends,” another speculated. “He seems to be a great person with a big heart.”