A HEARTBREAKING photo has captured the moment a supermarket employee broke down in tears following a day of dealing with coronavirus stockpilers.

The snap was taken in a Woolworths store in Australia by a customer who hoped to give the public a “reality check” during the coronavirus lockdown.

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A heartbreaking photo has captured a supermarket employee breaking down in tears after being abused by stockpiling customers [/caption]

Captioning her Facebook post, she wrote: “These poor workers are being brought to tears because of the way people are treating them, blaming them and abusing them for something they have no control of.

“They’re humans just like the rest of us, trying to make a living, trying to do the best job they possibly can for everyone at the moment.

“Before you look for someone to blame for all of this mayhem, maybe try and think about the fact that these people are just trying to do their jobs and don’t need to be abused every 10 minutes just because Woolworths and Coles is out of stock.

“Be a decent human in these time you never know what someone is struggling with in their lives and you’re abusing someone over not being able to buy three packets of pasta or some toilet paper.”

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Supermarket shelves have been left bare after shoppers scramble to get their hands on essentials[/caption]

The post has since been shared across social media as fellow shoppers urged others to be kind and respectful of staff.

It comes as the nation scrambles to get hold of essentials such as loo roll, pasta and bread.

Officials told Brits today to stop stockpiling and to think of others after heartbreaking images showed how the elderly and NHS staff were struggling to shop.


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