Growing up, Jabari Richardson’s mother always told him to count his blessings and that “no good deed ever goes unnoticed.”
His mother’s advice was on his mind one day when he was caught on video performing a random act of kindness in Tallahassee, Florida. Jabari is a senior at Florida A&M University. He was in the middle of moving to a new apartment when he saw a man experiencing homelessness standing near the exit to I-10. The man held a sign that said, “Anything helps.”
While stopped at the red light, Jabari hopped out of the car and called the man over to his open trunk. Without a word he handed the stranger several pairs of shirts and pants. When he realized the man was about the same height and shoe size, Jabari gave him five pairs of shoes as well.
Then Jabari went on with his day. He had no idea that a woman who’d been stopped at the light behind him had taken a video of the scene and uploaded it to TikTok, where it quickly went viral. When asked why he decided to give a stranger his belongings, Jabari had the sweetest reply.
“As I was growing up, my mom always taught me there’s a lot of people that are in need,” he said. “Not everyone’s blessed as I am. My mom always had clothes and shoes on my back. I can definitely take that for granted. Anything can be gone in the blink of an eye.”
It does our hearts good to know people like Jabari are out there. Watch his good deed play out in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story.
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