Bob Eck of Lakewood Ranch, would regularly bring his dog, Bobo, to his Publix.
While shopping, he struck up a friendship with two employees, Leslie Hinton and Kathy Clifton. Leslie and Kathy looked forward to seeing Bob and Bobo -- and the feeling was mutual.
But when Bob arrived one day without Bobo, he delivered the sad news that Bobo had been hit by a car and died.
Leslie and Kathy were heartbroken, but determined to make things right.
The trio met up on a Saturday morning and went to the Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA in Bradenton.
The two women thelped Bob pick out a four-year-old dog named Peppy. Leslie and Kathy paid the adoption fee out of their own pockets.
It was an act of great customer service -- as well as a true act of friendship.
Clifton and Hinton even won the “Mr. George Gold Coin” award through Publix for their good deed.