Acts of Kindness
Gas station worker kindly helps struggling elderly woman in the rain
The employee was spotted walking the elderly woman to her car so she'd stay safe. But that wasn't all he did.
Rozzette Cabrera
10.14.21

Older people struggle with daily tasks. However, since most of them don’t live with other family members, they have no choice but to do things on their own. Even if they struggle, they have no other choice but to get things done with no help.

An older woman went into a 711 store in Norman, Oklahoma to buy a drink.

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Unsplash-Franki Chamaki

Even with a walker, she managed to get inside the store and purchase the drink she wanted. The problem came when it was time for her to make her way back to her car.

It was raining at the time.

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Unsplash-Jeremy Bezanger

And with her walker, the woman found it difficult to get back to where her car was parked. She was also holding her drink and that made things more challenging for her.

Fortunately, someone came to her rescue.

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Facebook-Cameron Mills

It was a 711 employee. After seeing the elderly lady struggling, he didn’t think twice about helping her.

The man came to her side.

He allowed the woman to hold his arm as they walked toward her car. He even carried her drink to make sure she could comfortably and safely walk. And after the woman got inside her car, the 711 employee also pumped her fuel.

The man’s kind action didn’t go unnoticed.

Cameron Mills was nearby when it happened. And because he was touched by the man’s action, he wanted other people to know about it. He grabbed his phone and took pictures of what happened.

Cameron posted the photos on his Facebook account.

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Pexels-Luca Sammarco

And there, positive comments about the man’s action came flooding in. Thousands of people were so touched by what he did.

One Facebook user commented:

“So nice his moma taught him well. Respect in case you forgot what it was, or never knew!!!!”

Another one said:

“We don’t see this as often as we should. He is a true gentleman. We can make sure help when we can‼️‼️‼️♥️♥️♥️”

There was also this person who said:

“This man was raised right. I didn’t even see that when I was young. This man is a precious man. I know the lady will never forget his act of gentleness and kindness.”

While the kind man didn’t act that way to get attention, a stranger who witnessed what he did found a way to make the story viral.

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Unsplash-Robin Worrall

This is the kind of story that deserves to be shared on all social media platforms. Hopefully, it inspires others to do the same thing. Even with no cameras around, people should be helping each other more, particularly older people. They aren’t as physically strong as most of us and basic tasks can easily wear them out.

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Pexels-Andrea Piacquadio

If you see someone struggling, whether it’s an elderly man or a younger woman, consider giving them a hand. And for sure, the kindness you send to other people will be the same kindness the world will bring back into your life. Don’t be afraid to do good things for other people.

Check out Cameron’s full post below!

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By Rozzette Cabrera
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Rozzette Cabrera is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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