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Youngest Asda 'recruit' just wanted to help shoppers on her birthday

A Lancashire Asda possibly has the youngest 'recruit.' Ella Ball even has her own little green uniform and helps to stack shelves.

And all this little girl said she wanted for her third birthday was to help people in her local store. Apart from a few requests of Paw Patrol toys and a party with her nursery friends, her main requirement was that she must make a trip to her local Asda store.

Ella’s mum Debbie has worked at the Rawtenstall store since last July and said her daughter enjoys nothing more than donning her own uniform – adapted from one of Debbie’s old tops – to be like her mummy and helping Debbie’s colleagues at the store. And as a birthday treat Ella had the chance to do a pretend shop and scan the items herself, LancsLive reports.

Debbie said: “I asked what she wanted to do for her birthday and she said, ‘Go to Asda’. Every time she comes into store everyone makes a fuss of her – and she loves it! “She loves the shopping, she loves helping – she’ll put things back on the shelves if she sees them in the wrong place – and she likes the attention everyone gives her.”

Debbie says her colleagues are always so welcoming of her daughter, who has become a familiar face at the store.

Service colleague Debbie said: “The top she’s got is one of my old ones. It’s got a hole in it, so one of my colleagues, Elizabeth Johnstone, made it into one that Ella could wear. She always wants to come in. Yesterday when I was coming to work I had to leave her kicking and screaming at the door.”

"She was only on the till for about five minutes but she loved it!”

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