Woman Finds Jar of Ashes at Goodwill in Viral Clip: 'Super Sad'

A woman has stunned the Internet after she found ashes in a jar that was allegedly sold at a Goodwill store in Enterprise, Alabama, igniting a discussion over the viral situation.

The TikTok revealing the details, captioned, "They really just be putting stuff out #goodwill #thrift #thrifted #goodwillfinds #byebyesundayblues #imonicarly," has been viewed 551,700 times and liked 69,000 times since it was shared on April 11.

And you know whoever handled that had to look in there and see the ashes," a commenter said. "Then carefully placed it on the shelf for sale.

The Association of Resale Professionals reports that 16 to 18 percent of people in the country shop at thrift stores every year. When it comes to consignments and resale shops, the number of shoppers equates to 12 to 15 percent.

The eight-second clip, accompanied by sound effects, was shared by TikToker @macymweeks, or Macy Weeks. The video started with the TikToker filming inside the store as she panned the camera from the floor to white shelves, to a jade green jar with flower designs located on the top shelf.

Ginger jars and pots
A woman allegedly found a jar of ashes at Goodwill in a viral TikTok. Here, blue and white ginger jars and pots. TOSCAWHI/GETTY

The TikToker opened up the lid of the jar, which was priced at $3.99, placing the top on the shelf.

"Oh my God, what is that?" a voice overlay of Cardi B said.

The TikToker got closer to reveal grey ashes filling up a small portion of the jar as the camera zoomed in to show the inside contents.

"Oh my God, what is that?" the voice said yet again before the video cut off.

In a comment, the TikToker revealed the jar is a ginger jar, which had a sticker from Stein Mart on it. She also alerted an employee to the situation, and she didn't buy the jar, which was taken off the shelf.

Over 700 comments poured in over the content, and a discussion ensued with various opinions. One viewer had an idea of what they'd do in that situation. "I would go sprinkle the ashes somewhere nice and then keep the jar, Lol," they said.

Some people were fixated on the price of the jar. "Why is grandma $3.99?" a TikToker joked.

Others honed in on the type of ashes that could be inside the jar. "I've never seen real ashes that look like that," a viewer said, while another person insisted, "Those are ashes, not human ashes."

Some people were saddened by the situation with comments like, "No words," "This is super sad honestly," and "I gasped."

Another TikToker admitted the clip "actually made me so sad...That's someone's child, mother, father."

One viewer thinks an employee had to have seen the ashes beforehand. "And you know whoever handled that had to look in there and see the ashes," they said. "Then carefully placed it on the shelf for sale."

Newsweek reached out to TikToker @macymweeks and Goodwill for comment.

This isn't the only viral thrift and antique store find.

Another clip highlighted a person's childhood framed photos being sold at a thrift store.

In another video, an antique store was revealed to be selling a brass swan trio for $220 with a Goodwill tag on it for $8.99.

And one TikTok video showing a rat running through clothing in donation bins at a Goodwill store went viral.