Hartlepool supermarket 'good guy' hailed a hero after finding OAP sat in darkness at home

A supermarket delivery driver has been hailed as a hero for the way he responded to finding a 90-year-old customer sat on her own in the dark.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 9:53 am

Michael Bradwell found the woman in darkness in her home as her light bulbs had blown and she wasn't able to change them herself.

Twenty-three-year-old Michael, who works as a home shopping driver for Asda, in Hartlepool, then changed her bulbs for her, saying it only took a minute.

The woman, who has mobility issues, had been waiting for her carer to arrive to get the lights back on again.

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Michael Bradwell.

His efforts have since seen him nominated for an award by his manager.

Michael, who has worked at the Marina Way store for a year, said: "I couldn't leave her in the dark so I just asked her where her spare bulbs were and quickly changed them all.

"It only took a moment, but she was very grateful.

"I will help anybody if I can. I love the interaction with all my customers."

Asda store manager Emma Frostick, who has nominated Michael for an Asda service superstar award, praised him for his reaction and said: "We are all so proud of Michael for not only carrying in the lady's shopping but changing the lightbulbs for her too.

“It was just a small thing but the lady was incredibly grateful, having been sat in the dark.

"Michael is an all-round good guy who is very kind and who will do anything to help his customers."

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