A mum said staff at her local supermarket went "the extra mile" when they found her young son in tears.

Mandy Ingham, 37, had given her 10-year-old son Tyler money to buy soft drinks and shopping in Morrisons, Ellesmere Port.

Mandy - who lives with her husband, Sam, and three children in Ellesmere Port - said Tyler is a young entrepreneur who sells sweets to his friends.

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She told the ECHO: "What he does is instead of eating all his sweets he sells them to the other kids. He's got his own little pop up shop called Tyler's pop up shop in Whitby Park.

"He goes there most days after school and weekends as well. It's so cute but it's clever.

"Instead of eating all his sweets and snacks he sells them because in his mind it's profit. He's 10-years-old but he's got a good business head.

"On Sunday he asked if he could have some drinks for his shop. I said that's fine but could you pick me up some fabric conditioner, laundry liquid and a birthday card."

Mandy gave her son £20 to buy the shopping from their local Morrisons. However, when he took longer than usual to come home she became worried and called him on his phone.

Mandy said: "He sounded like he had been crying so I said what's the matter? He said, 'I've lost the money, mum.'

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"I asked how did you do that and he just started crying. A woman called Sam came on the phone and she told me she worked at Morrisons.

"She said he's really upset as he's lost the money in the shop but don't worry so we're giving him the shopping free of charge.

"I didn't know at the time but they sent him home with two little cupcakes as well and a bottle of water to calm him down.

"They were so nice, even Tyler said they were talking to him and telling him everything was okay and that he didn't have to worry - and they let him have the shopping for free. He come home and he wasn't upset any more."

Later, Mandy posted up on the Pride in the Port Facebook group to thank the staff at Morrisons for the way they looked after her son.

The post read: "A big thank you to Morrisons who consoled a very upset 10-year-old when he lost £20 in your shop today, you went above and beyond and let him have the shopping and even sent him away with a little cupcake.

"He was scared he would be in trouble, but Sam one of the staff explained the situation over the phone, thanks again thank you made an anxious boy happy."

Many Ingham's son Tyler had become upset after losing his mum's money while shopping in Morrisons, Ellesmere Port. Mandy said the staff at the supermarket 'went the extra mile' in consoling her son who they let have the shopping for free. Mandy and Samuel Ingham on their wedding day with children (L to R) Tyler, Kyle and Cade
Mandy and Samuel Ingham on their wedding day with children (L to R) Tyler, Kyle and Cade

The post received more than 700 likes and many people commented, praising the staff for their kind actions.

Charlie Ellis said: "Superb Morrison's - must say they are very helpful and friendly in general."

Both Sarah Smith and Leanne Dry said: "Well done Morrisons."

Louise Sutton commented: "That’s why I love that shop! Lovely friendly staff well done."

Cindy Campbell said: "Awww lovely - Morrison’s are always going above and beyond xx".

Many Ingham's son Tyler had become upset after losing his mum's money while shopping in Morrisons, Ellesmere Port. Mandy said the staff at the supermarket 'went the extra mile' in consoling her son who they let have the shopping for free. Tyler with some of his stock of sweets he sells to other kids.
Tyler with some of his stock of sweets he sells in his pop up shop

And Sam Coombes - thought to be the staff member who consoled Tyler - posted: "Your son is a lovely lad and you should be so proud of him. He is a polite, well mannered young boy and we are always happy to help."

Mandy told the ECHO that her son - who wants to own lots of shops when he is older - was touched by how well the staff treated him.

She added: "I think even an adult would be upset if they lost 20 quid, but especially a child who is starting to learn a lot about the value of money by doing what he's doing.

"It's a lovely shop, the staff are always going out of their way to help and they really did go the extra mile this time."