For Anyone Whose Child has Ever had a Supermarket Tantrum

If you're a mom, know a mom, or have a mom, you've definitely witnessed the "supermarket tantrum".

It's a special time in every parent's life: you need to run to the supermarket, you sense impending disaster, but you can't find anyone to watch your kids so you just have to bring them along.

At first, everything is fine. But one of your children starts to cry. The crying turns to screaming. And suddenly, they're on the floor having a full-blown tantrum and you're wondering if you can pretend they're not yours.

This exact scenario played out for Australian mom Ashley Holmes last week. But as she walked out of the supermarket, completely embarrassed, a shop assistant followed her out and presented her with a bunch of flowers.

Holmes shared the story on her , along with a photo of the flowers.

The flowers Ashley Holmes received. Photo: Facebook.

"Whilst doing my grocery shop, my three-year-old son decided he would have a full blown meltdown," she writes.

"He totally lost his marbles! Screaming fit, tantrum. I had my six-year-old son with me too and a full [cart] of groceries so I couldn't just do that 'drop and run' that, let's face it, all us parents have done once or twice in our parenting years."

After pushing through and paying for her items, Holmes left the store with her still-screaming child and made her way to her car.

"In complete exhaustion, embarrassment and utter disappointment, a lady in a uniform came walking towards me. I thought 'What now?' BUT, she handed me a beautiful bunch of yellow roses from the store, and said 'we thought you deserved these, I hope your day gets better, and please don't be embarrassed, we understand' and gave me a hug."

So simple, and so kind. Holmes was brought to tears and thanked the woman for her support, and her lack of judgment.

Because, let's face it, we've all been there.