It’s always incredible when young people teach us a thing or two about how to respect one another. Especially when everything in the world seems to be going downhill, examples like this one below help us remember that one act of kindness can change the world.
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18-year-old Phil Powell was on his way to work one afternoon when he saw a homeless man in the parking lot and noticed something heartbreaking. The man was dressed in tattered clothes, but when Phil looked down at his feet he noticed the man had no shoes.
The Walmart employee didn’t have much money to give the man, but what he did have, he gave freely. Phil bent down, untied his shoes, and handed them to the man without hesitation.
Phil wasn’t seeking attention in his incredible act of kindness, but a customer noticed the exchange and demanded to speak to the young man’s manager. Phil’s manager told the young man to go and pick a pair of shoes free of charge, but since the good samaritan ‘had too many shoes anyway” he chose a simple pair of slippers to finish out his shift.
Check out this young man’s incredible attitude and humble response to all the praise he’s received in the video below. We all can, and should, follow his example.
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