More Reason To Love Her: Jacinda Ardern Pays A Mum’s Shopping Bill
‘Because she was a Mum’
What did New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern do this week that won hearts around the world once more. A random act of helpfulness to a fellow mum.
Later, when Jacinda Ardern was asked why she did that, she said, “Because she was a Mum”.
According to the local news portal Stuff, the mother had written on Facebook: “Just when you think Jacinda Ardern couldn’t get any more lovely, low key and authentic.... she goes and pays for your groceries at the supermarket, because you’ve got your shopping, have two kids with you and are about to put it all back as you forgot your wallet”. The post has however since been deleted.
Bringing her infant daughter to the United Nations General Assembly last year, Ardern was one of the few world leaders, who gave birth during her tenure in office. She spoke openly about breastfeeding to normalise conversations about women, motherhood, the workplace and leadership.
Jacinda Ardern reminds women that it is okay to be entirely who they are. World leaders all over the globe were moved by her spontaneous and thoroughly human reaction to a terror attack that was targeted at New Zealand’s Muslim community. Of New Zealand’s Muslim community Ardern had said, “They Are Us’’ as she wore a headscarf as a sign of respect.
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