PROVINCETOWN (CBS) — An anonymous donor’s gift brought tears to the eyes of Stop & Shop customers Saturday morning in Provincetown. The store manager there says someone donated $5,000 to pay for groceries during the time reserved for shoppers over 60 years old between 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

“All $5,000 was spent by 7:35 a.m.,” manager Melinda McCarthy posted to Facebook. “There were many tears. Happy Easter!”

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The coronavirus pandemic has made grocery shopping a stressful time, especially for older adults and those with compromised immune systems who are more vulnerable to the disease. But there was nothing but appreciation for the anonymous donor’s gesture.

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“Thank you so much! I was astounded and overwhelmed and burst into tears,” one shopper commented on McCarthy’s post. “I’ve taken my receipt and am paying it forward. I love my town!”

Another woman reported that when her partner went to check out, the cashier told her that her credit card was “no good today” because of the donation.

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“Whoever did this, thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” she said.