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Hurricane Walmart honors woman who braved storm to return shopping cart

Walmart honored Sue Johnson who went viral after braving torrential rain and wind to return a shopping cart to a cart corral. (WCHS/WVAH)

The woman known to people across the world as the lady who pushed her shopping cart back to the cart corral in the torrential rain will not have to push a shopping cart again for a year.

After a video showing Sue Johnson braving torrential rain and wind went viral, the Walmart in Hurricane decided to reward her good deed.

"I’m at Walmart sometimes every day during the week,” Johnson said.

Johnson, who gained national fame in the viral video, said she did what she hopes many others would do.

"All I did was the right thing. I mean I didn't do anything special except I got wet,” Johnson said.

But Walmart thinks Johnson did do something special.

"It was quite the sight to see so Walmart just really appreciates what she did to go out of her way to return that cart, and we just wanted to do something to pay her back,” Walmart co-manager Chloe McDonald said.

Johnson won't have to worry about pushing a shopping cart in the rain or wind because Walmart awarded her with free online grocery pick up where she can get groceries once a week for a year and pick them up right at the door.

It's a surprise Johnson wasn't expecting.

“It will probably pay off because I wouldn't buy as much,” Johnson said.

And if you were wondering what the worst weather Johnson has pushed a cart in, she said it was the day she was caught on video.

"That Tuesday when the category one hurricane wind came,” Johnson said.

She also received a cart trophy dubbing her with the official title of “A Walmart Legend."

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