Cops did eventually show up when someone called after noticing customers inside without any staff, but the authorities were more impressed than alarmed by what they found.
“It’s rare anywhere. We’re pretty impressed with our citizens that they would be so honorable, honest, so as to leave a bunch of money for the groceries that they were taking,” Constable Ash Gutheinz told CTV.
Food Basic's District Manager Mark Woudwyk was equally shocked to learn nothing had been stolen.
“My first thought was ‘Oh no,’” he told CTV. “I realized to my delight that nobody took anything out of the store."
And as if the whole incident isn't enough to prove that Canadians rightly earn their reputation for being nice, the store even hooked up that elderly woman with a free gift card for groceries.
Hey, Americans, take note.
h/t The Takeout