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A South Dakota mom was at Walmart buying diapers for her infant son when a stranger offered to pay. / Argus Leader video screenshot

An unintended bonus to doing a good deed these days is that you could become a viral sensation.

Carol Flynn, 73, of Sioux Falls, S.D., decided to pay $120 on diapers for a young stranger's son in a checkout lane at Walmart after the store didn't match a price offered by a competitor on four packages.

The mom had decided to put three boxes back on the store shelves and only buy one because she is on a monthly budget until Flynn intervened.

Unbeknownst to Flynn, the exchange was being recorded by Jason Yoshino, a wedding entertainer, who was behind Flynn at the checkout. Yoshino posted the video to his Facebook page Sunday night, the Argus Leader reports. It has since been circulated on the Internet.

The video shows Flynn, a retired March of Dimes state director, paying for the purchase with a credit card and asking the cashier to ring up the discarded boxes of diapers.

"I just think we should do things like that. That's kind of my thinking," Flynn told the newspaper.

Katie Kanefke, who received the diapers, said she was shocked by Flynn's actions. "I kept saying thank you and God bless you," Kanefke told the Leader. "Then I walked out in the parking lot and started crying. It just hit me. It was an awesome statement of what God's love does."

As far as the camera guy, Yoshino says it touched a chord with him, too. "You don't see something like that every day in life. I'll never forget it, to be honest with you."

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