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Woman shops groceries for elderly couple who were too afraid to enter store

An Oregon woman helped an elderly couple buy food amid the COVID-19 outbreak. She detailed her experience in a Twitter post that is currently going viral online, urging people to help each other during the pandemic. Rebecca Mehra, 25, was walking into a grocery store on Wednesday when she heard a woman yell at her from her car.
“I walked over and found an elderly woman and her husband,” wrote Ms Mehra on the microblogging platform. “She cracked her window open a bit more, and explained to me nearly in tears that they are afraid to go in the store.”

Health experts say that the elderly and those suffering from pre-existing medical conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and heart problems are at higher risk of getting infected with the deadly virus.

Ms Mehra explained that the couple, who is in their 80s, had heard the coronavirus was affecting the elderly disproportionately. As they did not have family around, they reached out to her and asked if she could help.




Through the crack in the window she handed me a $100 bill and a grocery list, and asked if I would be willing to buy her groceries,” wrote Ms Mehra on Twitter.

She went on to say that she bought groceries for the couple and placed them in the trunk of their car. The elderly woman then told her that they had been waiting in their car for 45 minutes for someone to help them.

“I know it’s a time of hysteria and nerves, but offer to help anyone you can. Not everyone has people to turn to,” wrote Rebecca Mehra while concluding her viral Twitter thread.







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