A ‘shaken’ mum has extended her thanks to a kind stranger after they swooped in to help her crying son in Wilkos.
Clare Jones, from Wallasey, was shopping with her family just before the shop closed at 3.30pm on Sunday.
The 38-year-old had told her kids to to stay put for a second as she reached up to grab an item off one of the shelves at the homeware store.
However, she was struck by ‘panic’ when she heard her four-year-old son suddenly scream out in pain.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the mum-of-five said: “He ran to me and blood was just pouring out of his nose.”
She added: “I’ve never seen so much blood as that day in Wilkinsons.
“I thought it wasn’t going to stop. I think it was 20 minutes or so it was bleeding.”
Her daughter had sparked a nosebleed when she swung a doll through the air and whacked her brother Sam’s nose.
Clare, who hates blood and panics at the sight, usually relies on her boyfriend to handle the red mess.
But she was by herself dealing with her similarly squeamish son, until a kind stranger popped up to help.
The store’s first aid responder arrived to cool the situation with calm words and a bunch of tissues.
Clare said: “We went through so many tissues in that shop.”
With the bleeding stopped, the family made their way home, and little Sam “got a Selection box for his bravery as well”.
But the shock stayed with Clare even once they were home.
Her hands shook so much that sugar fell off the spoon as she made a cup of tea to calm herself.
Clare plans to take a thank you card into the store to show how grateful she is for the help the Wilkos staff offered in her time of need.
She said: “Some people wouldn’t have helped, would they? Not everyone’s there to help you out.
“But they were very, very helpful.
“I’m just very happy, and I’m just glad my son is okay.”
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