Sometimes it’s the smallest acts of kindness that have the biggest impact. That’s what happened when Jordan Taylor, a 20-year-old employee at Rouse’s grocery store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, let a teen lend him a hand stocking shelves. Jack Ryan Edwards, 17, was shopping with his dad, when he stopped to watch what Taylor was doing.
Jack is on the autism spectrum and he was really interested in what Taylor was working on, so the supermarket worker asked if the teen would like to help. The invitation was happily accepted by Jack, who helped stock shelves with him for over 30 minutes. The heartwarming scene was captured on video by Jack’s dad, who says in the video that he’s “watching a miracle right now.”
Delaney Alwosaibi, Jack’s proud big sister, shared the video on Facebook and calls Taylor a “stand up young man” for letting her brother help stock. “He could’ve made an excuse and said he couldn’t allow him to help,” she writes. “Instead, he let him have his moment and in turn gave my family a moment we’ll never forget.”
As a thank you for showing such kindness to her Jack, Delaney has set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Taylor to go to college.