Owners of a bakery were left stunned after they received $1000 for a simple pastry in the US. It was later, that they discovered that it was a gift from an old customer who did not want the bakery to sink in the recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic. US has been widely affected by the pandemic with over 764,265 cases as of April 20.
The Tremont Goodie shop, a bakery operating for the last 70 years in Upper Arlington, Ohio were facing trouble amid the current situation. However, an old customer decided that it was the right time to support his favourite sweet shop. The unnamed customer reportedly called and placed an order of his favourite pastry -a chocolate-covered, custard-filled. Surprisingly, he offered $1000 for the sweet, which would usually cost him $1.50
According to reports, the customer had been visiting the bakery for nearly 50 years now. Speaking about the heartwarming incident, Emily Smith, the manager of a family-owned bakery, reportedly said that the customer called and asked if he would be able to pay $1000 for a doughnut. She added that she got choked up, however, the man asked for it again before she agreed.
Taking to Facebook, the bakery posted a picture of the pastry wrapped in a white sheet. In the caption, they wrote,"We are in tears This is a custard doughnut for $1,000 to help keep us in business. What a blessing '. The post has left netizens in awe. One user lauding the bakery wrote, "You guys have a magical little place; that magic extends way beyond birthdays, graduations, special events, weddings" while another wrote, " That is awesome! Any chance I could place an order to have some smiley face cookies shipped to Tennessee?"