'Get out of this cold': Man shuts down Girl Scouts table by buying cookies — all of them

GREENVILLE, S.C. —A kind stranger cleaned out a Girl Scout troop's cookie supply late last week so the girls could get out of the cold weather and go home, according to a social media post from Kayla Dillard, the cookie sales manager for Troop 1574.

Dillard shared a photo of the man and two members of the troop posing next to their cookie sales table outside of a Bi-Lo grocery store Friday in Mauldin, South Carolina. The photo was accompanied by a post saying he first bought seven boxes of cookies with $40 and told the girls to keep the change before returning to spend $540 on the remaining boxes of cookies.

The man told the girls to "pack up all of your cookies. I'm taking them all so y'all can get out of this cold," Dillard wrote in her post.

As of Monday morning, the post had been shared more than 5,000 times.

Not all troops are so lucky, certainly: Girl Scouts selling cookies inside a New Jersey mall were robbed of $1,000 in January, authorities said.

An envelope holding $1,000, was swiped off of a troop's table inside a mall in northern New Jersey, enough to pay for 250 boxes of Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties or Girl Scouts S'mores at $4 per box.

Profits from the cookies, estimated at $800 million, help support troops and pay for volunteer training and summer camps for girls. Girl Scouts makes more money selling cookies from January to April than Oreo did all last year in sales, Fortune reported.

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