Martin Roberts breaks down in tears outside Costco after trying to buy Calpol for Ukrainian children


Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts breaks down in tears outside Costco after trying to buy Calpol for Ukrainian children










Martin Roberts broke down in tears outside Costco on Saturday after trying to buy Calpol for Ukrainian children.

The Homes Under The Hammer presenter, 58, went to the big-box retail store to purchase supplies for kids in the war-torn country.

However, the TV property expert was allegedly only allowed to buy two bottles of Calpol and took to Instagram to share a video expressing his frustration.

Crying: Martin Roberts broke down in tears outside Costco on Saturday after trying to buy Calpol for Ukrainian children

Alongside the two minute clip, Martin wrote: ‘I wonder if @costco_uk had some collection bins that people could just put donations in it would avoid this situation. Help me try to make it happen.’

In the video filmed in a Costco car park, Martin became emotional after explaining how other shoppers came to his aid.

He said: ‘So listen, like you, I’m properly just really at a loss in terms of what I can do to help with what’s going on in Ukraine.

‘So I’ve come to Costco and I’ve just been buying lots of things like Pampers, kids stuff, Tampax and other bits and pieces.

‘You know, things for kids because it’s the kids, you know, [they’re] everything,’ as he showed his followers a view of his shopping trolley and the things he had bought.

Holding up the Calpol bottles, Martin continued: ‘So I’ve been trying to buy some Calpol and I’m only allowed to buy two, right?

‘And I know there’s some sort of sicko limit or some limit that they’ve put on that stops under normal circumstances people buying lots of Calpol.’

Emotional: However, the TV property expert was allegedly only allowed to buy two bottles of Calpol and took to Instagram to share a video expressing his frustration

Emotional: However, the TV property expert was allegedly only allowed to buy two bottles of Calpol and took to Instagram to share a video expressing his frustration

Plea: Alongside the two minute clip, Martin wrote: 'I wonder if @costco_uk had some collection bins that people could just put donations in it would avoid this situation.  Help me try to make it happen'

Plea: Alongside the two minute clip, Martin wrote: ‘I wonder if @costco_uk had some collection bins that people could just put donations in it would avoid this situation. Help me try to make it happen’

Supplies: In the video filmed in a Costco car park, Martin became emotional after explaining how other shoppers came to his aid

Supplies: In the video filmed in a Costco car park, Martin became emotional after explaining how other shoppers came to his aid

He then explained: ‘So some people in the queue behind me and some people in the queue at the side of me both bought four bottles for me so I managed to get more.

‘And I offered them the money, it was about ten quid for four, and they wouldn’t take it.

‘So there are such good people out there and everybody’s trying to do their bit and if you just give them a route to do it.

‘Because we’ve got to do what we can, right?’ he added as he started to cry.

He said: ‘So whatever small step you can take to do your bit, just do it. Because even a couple of bottles of these might help.

‘So do that for me alright. Not for me obviously. Do it for them. Because this is actually, if you think about it, going hopefully into the mouth of a child that needs it.

‘A homeless child who’s now wondering what the hell’s going on in some refugee camp somewhere.’

‘Anyway, you get the idea. Sorry,’ Martin apologized before signing off.

Tears: 'Because we've got to do what we can, right?'  he added as he started to cry

Tears: ‘Because we’ve got to do what we can, right?’ he added as he started to cry

Sorry: 'Anyway, you get the idea.  Sorry,' apologized Martin before signing off

Sorry: ‘Anyway, you get the idea. Sorry,’ apologized Martin before signing off

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