Sometimes young people surprise us by doing truly kind things for strangers. Here’s one such a story–and the surprise ending just adds another layer of “awesome,” as far as we’re concerned.
A young Texas man named Matthew was working his shift at the counter of local Burger King when a man who appeared to be homeless came in to the restaurant. He had only change on him–50 cents, to be exact–and he asked Matthew if there was anything on the menu he could buy with that small sum.
Matthew’s response? Well, just read what his proud mom wrote about the incident in a Facebook post that’s since gone wildly viral:
“Matthew asked him what he would order if he could, and the man said anything would help his hunger pains. So Matthew rung him up for a hearty meal and then used his own debit card to pay for the mans meal. He handed him the receipt and told him to relax and take a seat.”
That’s a pretty special act, especially coming from such a young man, wouldn’t you say? But happily, the story didn’t end there, wrote the mom, Michelle Resendez.
“Apparently, a women watched my son during his random act of kindness. Not only did she write the company to let them know about the caring employee they had working for them, she also rewarded my son with a very generous tip! So proud to be his mom and I can pat myself on the back knowing that I’ve played a part in raising this big hearted young man,” she wrote, along with a photo of Matthew holding his tip: a $100 bill.
We’re so glad Matthew showed wiseness beyond his years–and even more glad he’s not only been rewarded, but applauded by others. Bravo!