As the coronavirus continues to make global headlines, The Mix is taking a look closer to home and honoring the “Hidden Heroes” right here who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep life as close to normal as possible.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed grocery shopping for a lot of people and many are now opting to order groceries online and pick them up at the store. If you have been fortunate enough to get an online spot for grocery pickup at the Sallisaw Walmart lately, chances are you have encountered our next KXMX “Hidden Hero,” Brianna Gibson.
“To many she is our very own personal shopper,” Caty McMurtry wrote in her letter nominating Gibson. “I personally know that when something was out (of stock at the store), she reached out to try to find an approved replacement for me,” her letter continues.
As COVID-19 health safety guidelines have turned life upside-down for many, Gibson has been a shining light for those in need.
“One thing you’ll notice about Brianna is she’s always smiling and always has a friendly hello,” McMurtry added.
Gibson said that she “was kind of surprised but excited about being nominated. She said she feels that by keeping a good attitude, it will bring comfort to stressed-out customers. “Most of our customers have been awesome and patient with us,” she said.
Gibson was also nominated as a hidden hero by Brittany Thompson, whose recommendation letter lauded Gibson’s hard work and love for her family.
“She doesn’t just grocery shop for us and put herself at risk every day, she also puts her kids at risk every day by going back home. She is a hero to everybody in more ways than one and she deserves so many blessings!”
“Brianna doesn’t just grocery shop for us,” Thompson said. “She looks after us through phone calls and on Facebook. She will literally ask me if I need anything from Walmart because she knows that I have an infant at home.”
Gibson is the mother of Gracie, 7; Grayson, 6; and Ridge, 2.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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