An unidentified man in South Carolina took it upon himself to buy all of a Girl Scout troop’s cookies – about $540 worth – so that the children, who were selling them outside in near-freezing temperatures last Friday, wouldn’t have to remain out in the cold.
According to CBS News
, the man originally approached the girl’s table and bought seven packs of the famed and addictive cookies. Then he returned shortly after and bought the entire batch, doling out $540.
“When he told us to pack up all the cookies because he was going to buy them we were shocked. We stood there in shock for a little while,” Kayla Dillard, the “cookie manager” of Troop 1574, said.
Dillard told the news station that it was about 34-degrees in Greenville, S.C. when the man stopped by where the girls were taking part in the annual cookie sale outside a local supermarket.
She wrote about the interaction, sharing a picture of the man and some of the girls.
“This man purchased 7 packs of cookies. Gave the girls $40, told them to keep the change. Then he came back to the table and said “pack up all of your cookies. I’m taking them all so y’all can get out of this cold” $540 he spent on cookies,” Dillard wrote in the caption. “What an amazing soul!!!!”
This man purchased 7 packs of cookies. Gave the girls $40, told them to keep the change. Then he came back to the table…Posted by Kayla Dillard on Friday, February 22, 2019
That night the girls had sold about 221 boxes of cookies, but still had about a day and a half’s worth when the man – who didn’t give his name – cleared out their stock.
“We actually had to cancel some of our booth sales this weekend because we didn’t have cookies to sell at the booth because he purchased them all,” Dillard said.
“The only information we got out of the man was that he owns several businesses and that he was going to take the cookies to the businesses,” she added, noting that he declined to give much more information about himself, although he stood for the photo.
“That man was just a very kind, sincere and humble man who loves children.”