We often talk about how important it is to show compassion and lend a helping hand to those in need, but how many of us are willing to aid someone less fortunate or in distress?
Teo Jordan, a high school student, taught us a valuable lesson about compassion and kindness. This young man isn’t particularly wealthy. In reality, he’s working at his local Kroger grocery store to support his family during these trying days for humanity, when the pandemic forced millions of people to lose their jobs and become homeless. He’s also putting money aside for an automobile.
Even though he was in a terrible circumstance, he was able to help a stranger who was shopping at the grocery store where he works.
Teo saw one of the clients was short on cash and couldn’t pay for the things he chose while on the job. He was advised by the cashier that he needed to return some of the items. Teo decided to give the man the $35 he was missing at that point.
“I just saw the person and decided I wanted to help him.” I noticed that he didn’t have enough money to buy all of the groceries he desired. “I simply imagined in my head that I would give him this $35 so he could have all the food that he wants,” the young man told WLWT after the clerk told him he would have to put some of the items back.
It was a lovely act of generosity that was not forgotten.
Teo’s coworkers applauded his actions and spread the good news. “I am proud of Teo,” Teo’s mother stated after hearing what her son had done. I’m giddy with delight. You try to teach sound and wrong in your children, but you never know if they understand, so yes, I’m incredibly proud,” WLWT reports.
Many of the people who came across Teo’s story of generosity and hope offered to pay him back for his excellent act by giving him money for the car he was planning on buying.
His mother created a GoFundMe account, which raised $3,345.
That wasn’t all, though. Teo’s school, Covington Independent Public Schools, announced on Facebook that Teo had received a $1,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority to help him with his university expenditures.
We’re glad Teo’s tale has spread since it serves as a ray of hope in these trying times we’re all going through.
Source: Covington Independent Public Schools on Facebook
Check out the entire tale in the video below, and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family; who knows, you could inspire someone to perform an excellent deed.