A Milnathort shopkeeper has praised the local community for jumping to her side after customers stole loo rolls from her staff toilet.
Corrinne McRaw, who runs the village’s Light Up My Heart shop, which sells handmade crafts, had her store toilet raided by customers she recognised.
During panic buying, toilet paper has become a valuable commodity and even the staff toilet at Corrinne’s New Road store wasn’t a haven from plunderers.
On Thursday, Kinross-born Corrinne allowed a customer to spend a penny, but her kind actions weren’t returned.
Toilet rolls she brought in that morning were pinched, leading Corrinne, who has run the shop for nearly three years, to question her own actions.
“I was asked if two customers could they use the shop bathroom,” she said. “Not wishing to see anyone in need I said yes.
“Later in the day when I went to wash my hands, I noticed that items I stored in the bathroom were missing.
“That morning I had placed two rolls of toilet paper on a shelf and they had gone. This may seem a small thing to most.
“I have helped many in the community and asked for nothing in return. If I had been asked, I would have given.
“We are in the same boat. No one has the right to take.”
But toilet roll-gate has proved one thing to Corrinne, and that’s that the Milnathort community has her back.
She said: “I was feeling very disappointed with people and their selfishness.
“I’ve been truly blown away by our amazing community and not even open two hours and I have had so many offers to replace what was taken.
“More than 40 people have come in to offer me toilet rolls. I don’t need them, but in times like this where it’s so hard to get any, it’s mind-blowing generosity.
“The coronavrius outbreak is making people do things which are completely out of character.
“I will not let the action of one person cloud the many wonderful people we have in our community.”