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Grocery store surprises special needs child with custom shopping cart

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro grocery store saw a family with a special needs child having trouble with their regular shopping carts and decided to take action.

After seeing how the cart was hard for the boy to get into, Kroger ordered one that accommodates his specific needs.

Clay Band and his dad, Billy, often shop at the store on Caraway Road.

Store clerk Phil Brummett noticed Clay's parents always struggled to seat him in a regular cart.

After a yearlong process, Kroger got the special needs shopping cart.

Clay was the first child to stroll in the cart last Thursday.

Rosemary Atwood is an employee and said Clay was excited when he sat in the cart for the first time.  

“He loves the cart. He's so special,” Atwood said. “Kroger goes above and beyond to help the customers and every little customer also.”

Brummett hopes families with special needs children will have a more enjoyable shopping experience.

He said the store plans to get another special needs cart in the future. 

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