In October this last year, The 81-year-old drove to the store in Georgia. All she was looking for was a bottle of soda, but her recent fall had made things difficult for her to even get to the store.
Connie Sweet was also at the Dollar store with her nephew, Senquavious Driver when the teen spotted the elderly woman who seemed to be struggling and in need of some assistance.
“We were about to pull off and leave when she was trying to get out of her car, but she was struggling to get on the sidewalk,” Sweet said. “She barely could walk.”
Grown men and women were walking right passed her, they would look and see but just keep walking, while she continued to stumble and struggle.
Everyone just ignored her, that is except for a 17-year-old high school student who decided to do something about what pained him.
Connie Sweet told FOX 5’s Katie Muse, the woman almost fell down and that’s when Senquavious told his aunt that he didn’t like seeing her struggling and said she needed some help, without pause he jumped out of the car.
“He helped her in the store and shopped with her and he walked her back out to her car,” Sweet said. “She was only going in for a soda, but she barely could even get in the store.”
He had absolutely no idea that his Aunt Connie had quickly taken out her camera and was recording the whole thing.
The 81-year-old woman told the Griffin High School senior she had recently fallen, injuring her back and face.
“I was in tears taking pictures because he didn’t hesitate to help her, and that made my heart happy,” Sweet told us. “I’m so proud of him because I know and love the lady that raised him, my sissy.”
Sweet said the elderly stranger was very appreciative and repeatedly thanked the young man.
Far too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring all of which have the potential to turn a day, a week, a year or a life around.
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