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Ohio church's good deed going viral

The pastor of the Ohio church paid for unsuspecting customers groceries. (Source: WLWT/NBC News Channel) The pastor of the Ohio church paid for unsuspecting customers groceries. (Source: WLWT/NBC News Channel)

(WLWT) When you're checking out at the grocery store, the last thing you expect to walk out the door with is free food, which is why some customers at a Cincinnati, Ohio Kroger were doing double takes last Thursday when a random stranger paid for all of their groceries.

Pastor Rob Westerman church, SNC Norwood, just launched in November of 2014 and has grown to a congregation of about 70 people. What started with the "Golden Rule Box," where church members drop in cash for outreach, led to a small gesture kindness with huge results.

"So many times we look at our surroundings and our circumstances and think that there's no hope, but I believe in a greater hope," Westerman said. "It's my job and it's our job as Christians to go and share this hope."

Westerman's friend, Mike Lewis, director of Jesus Painter Ministries, caught it all on camera. With $400 and 15 unknowing customers, the two hour event was condensed into a powerful seven minute video. When it launched online Sunday afternoon, it quickly took the internet by storm.

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