Asda worker pushes stranded mobility scooter user home in pouring rain

The woman was in distress when she discovered her mobility scooter had a flat battery - but Peter Sanaghan came to her rescue.

Asda worker at Blantyre store rescues stranded mobility scooter user by pushing her home in pouring rain Asda

An Asda customer was pushed home in the pouring rain by a kind-hearted member of staff after her mobility scooter broke down in the store’s car park.

Peter Sanaghan, a section leader at the Blantyre shop, noticed a customer using a mobility scooter in distress and upset before he approached her.

The woman told 47-year-old Peter that the scooter’s battery was flat, and he offered to manually push her all the way home.

Peter said it was all worthwhile to know that he was helping the lady, who was in her 70s. 

He said: “I could see that she was in a bit of trouble, so I did what I could do to help. It’s nice to be nice.

“If it was my mam in a similar situation, I’d hope someone would help her in the same way too.”

The journey took Peter about 15 minutes, hampered by pouring rain and a mainly uphill route to the customer’s home.

Peter added that the journey went by quickly as he and the customer conversed the whole way home, despite the heavy rainfall and steep hill.

“The scooter was a bit heavy to push, but it wasn’t too bad. We were chatting all the way back to her house,” he said, “I made sure she got in safely and into her normal wheelchair before I headed back. She was very grateful for my help.”

Praising his colleague’s thoughtfulness, Asda Blantyre store manager, Andy Claase said: “Peter puts the customer at the heart of everything he does. He’s always willing to help anyone.

“He was nominated for an Asda Service Superstar award for his efforts. One of the Asda values is putting the customer at the heart of everything, and Peter certainly did.

“Well done and thank you to Peter!”

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