Woolworths grocery store shopper discovers secret brake on Woolies trolleys in new TikTok video
A Woolworths shopper has spotted a little-known feature on the shopping carts at her local store that may surprise many.
On TikTok, customer Mikhaela shared that she was stunned to discover her Woolies trolley had a foot brake.
WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: How the Woolies trolley brake works
The buyer’s video shows a red lever on the right rear wheel.
In the footage you can see Mikhaela using her foot to activate the brake simply by pushing the lever.
To release it, she used the front of her toe and the strap to lift the lever back up.
The Woolies shopper noticed that her shopping cart had a red brake lever on the rear right wheel. Credit: Mikhaelapaiges/TikTok
“I was 26 years old when I realized Woolworths trolleys had a brake! Please tell me I’m not alone!” Mikhaela said in her video.
She added: “UMMMM SINCE WHEN??? I think I’ve been living under a rock for the last 26 years.”
The feature is particularly useful for shoppers who load their purchases into their car.
The foot brakes are available on Woolworths Trolleys in select stores. Credit: Mikhaelapaiges/TikTok
7NEWS.com.au understands only select Woolworths stores carry trolleys with brakes.
It is believed that trolleys with foot brakes are often found in Woolworths stores with sloping parking lots.
Woolworths trolleys, which are manufactured to carry two children on the trolley seat, also feature a reverse brake to allow customers to carefully load and unload children and groceries in a safe and secure manner.
The buyer demonstrated how to use her foot to activate the brake. Credit: Mikhaelapaiges/TikTok
TikTok users have made it clear that they think more stores should have them, saying trolley brakes are a great idea.
“Only some shops have them, not all. But I think all trolleys should have them,” said one.