Taking a few moments every day to do something small for someone can have a big impact. This is a great example of that!
This teenager in the U.K. has become a worldwide viral hit! A picture of him was posted walking with a 96-year-old man after he was afraid to walk home from Aldi, a global grocery store chain.
Christian Trouesdale, aged 18, from Horwich, works part-time as a store assistant at Aldi, and he volunteered to go above and beyond the call of duty to help the man get home safely:
He was spotted on his journey by 23-year-old Samantha-Jayne Brady, who was working in Jons Fish Bar, across the road from the Aldi store.
Moved by Christian’s act of kindness, Ms Brady asked if she could take a photograph of the pair and uploaded it to Facebook.
The photograph has since become a worldwide internet hit with more than 50,000 shares in places including Dubai, Australia and the United States.
Mr Trouesdale, a student at Rivington and Blackrod college, said he has been completely blown away by the reaction and said he was just doing something that he would do on any day.
He said: “The reaction has been completely crazy, my facebook is just overflowing with messages, I can’t even start to read them all.
“One woman posted on my wall from America saying that she wished there were more people in her country like me, it has been really amazing.
“I went back into Aldi this afternoon and a lady came up and hugged me and said she loved what I had done.”
Mr Trouesdale said the elderly gentleman, who he believes to be 96-years old, had been in to the shop the week before but was worried about making the journey home in strong winds.
He said: “I asked my manager if it was ok to walk him home and he said that was the right thing to do, so I did.
via The Bolton News
This young man was raised by smart parents who taught him to respect others and treat others how he would want to be treated. It is so nice to see this much attention being given to a simple act of kindness.
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