When we take time to help and understand amazing things can happen.
Jordan Taylor, a Louisiana grocer, took the time to empathise with an autistic customer.
The employee – who works at Rouses Markets in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – was filmed assisting autistic man Jack Ryan. The two of them stocked the shelves for 30minutes on Sunday.
Ryan’s father – who filmed the touching moment – can be heard saying in the clip: ‘I’m watching a miracle right now.’
Ryan’s Father Filmed The Heartwarming Moment
Ryan’s sister, who affectionately calls her brother “Ziggy” uploaded her father’s footage on Facebook. The story has since gone viral.
‘We all know autism makes going out difficult, and sometimes grocery stores can be a challenge,’ Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi, Ryan’s sister, wrote in the post’s caption.
‘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.’
She added: ‘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.’
She Launched A GoFundMe Page
Alwosaibi later went to the store herself and took a picture with Taylor. She thanked the young man for being so nice to her brother.
The proud sister’s followers were also touched by Taylor’s kindness. They encouraged her to launch a GoFundMe.
The response has been phenomenal. The goal was initially $10,000 dollars but it well exceeded that, so the goal post was moved. The fund is now at almost $30,000.
‘Jordan told me he loves math and would like to possibly be an educator someday,’ she said. ‘All I know is, whatever he decides to do he will excel! Thank you to Jordan for what you did for our Ziggy, we will never forget!’