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A random act of kindness in Sioux Falls catches national attention

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 A random act of kindness in Sioux Falls is catching national attention after a stranger caught the act on video.

The cell phone video has gone viral on Facebook.

KSFY News met the two women featured in the video to ask the Good Samaritan why she did what she did.   

One shopper at a Sioux Falls Walmart says what another customer did for her on Sunday was shocking.

Katie Kanefke said "I couldn't believe it. I was just so surprised. I was like I don't even know you."

Carol Flynn said "what I did Sunday evening at Walmart, was just something I did. I never expected to have it videotaped."

"It went viral, which I'm told meant you could go on Facebook and find the article, which I did.  It was very surprising to me," Flynn added.

Katie Kanefke needed diapers for her son Marcus.  She asked if the store would price match four boxes but it could only match one. It was at that moment when Carol Flynn stepped in and another shopper shot what happened next with his cell phone.

"It looks to me like you had four boxes of Pampers and you're only buying one. So I said 'do you have children?' 'Yes, I have a little boy who is four months and he uses a lot of diapers' and I said 'I think you need the other three boxes then,'" Flynn said.

Flynn decided to pay it forward and bought the extra diapers for Kanefke's son.

"If you ever needed a sign that God's there for you in the hardships and the struggles, this is it. It's pretty awesome. Yeah, it's pretty awesome, huh bud?," Kanefke added.

"I said yeah, it's ok. It's alright. I said someday, you'll do this. And I said paying it forward is kind of a neat thing to do, and I'm sure sometime you'll pay it forward to somebody else," Flynn said.

A single random act of kindness from one stranger to another just shows how you never know how our actions can make a difference in someone else's life.

Carol says she didn't invent the idea of paying it forward but says wouldn't it be great if we could all do that.

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