By The Blaze. What began as a gesture of kindness ended up raising more than $110,000 in college tuition for a supermarket worker who helped a young, autistic customer.
It happened when Jordan Taylor, 20, was stocking the shelves of a cooler at Rouse’s Market in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last week.
Jack Ryan Edwards, 17, who has autism, was shopping with his father in the store and began watching Taylor do his job. Taylor noticed and offered to show Jack how it’s done.
Jack’s father videotaped the two stocking milk and juice for about a half-hour, according to published reports. Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi, Jack’s sister, later shared the video on Facebook.
“Talk about a stand-up young man!!!!” Alwosaibi wrote on Facebook. “We all know autism makes going out difficult, and sometimes grocery stores can be a challenge. This young man took the time to slow down and allow Jack Ryan to help for over 30 minutes, guiding him as he finished his task.” (Read more from “Supermarket Employee’s Kindness Toward Autistic Customer Leads to $110k Fund for College” HERE)
Viral Louisiana Supermarket Employee Who Let Autistic Customer Stock Shelves Gets $100g for College
By Fox News. Alwosaibi and everyone who saw the video were so impressed by what Taylor did, they decided to start a GoFundMe page Wednesday to help raise money to send him to college. Taylor told Alwosaibi he loves math and might want to be a teacher someday.
The campaign originally had a goal of $10,000, but after receiving an overwhelming amount of donations, the goal was increased to $100,000, which it had reached as of Friday afternoon.
“He could have ignored him. He could have made an excuse and said he couldn’t allow him to help. Instead, he let him have his moment and in turn gave my family a moment we will never forget,” Alwosaibi wrote.
“It might seem like nothing to others, but as you can hear my dad say in the video, [‘I’m watching a miracle in action’].” (Read more from “Viral Louisiana Supermarket Employee Who Let Autistic Customer Stock Shelves Gets $100g for College” HERE)