Heartwarming video of autistic teen helping grocery store worker stack shelves is viral for all the right reasons
The pair can be seen at work, diligently putting away first dairy products and then juices, one by one. The grocer hands the products to the cusomer who then put them on the racks.
With a world full of tragedy and sad news making headlines almost every hour, here comes one heartwarming clip that is sure to lift your spirits up. A local Louisana grocer's exchange with an autistic customer was filmed in the clip that shows that the little things truly go a long way forward. The said grocer, Jordan Taylor, who's an employee at Rouses Markets in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was seen assisting the autistic customer, Jack Ryan, to stock the shelves at the store for full 30 minutes on Sunday.
"We all know autism makes going out difficult, and sometimes grocery stores can be a challenge," Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi, Ryan's sister, who shared the clip, wrote in the caption for it. "This young man took the time to slow down and allow Jack Ryan to help for over 30 minutes, guiding him as he finished his task."
The pair can be seen at work, diligently putting away first dairy products and then juices, one by one. Tayor handed the products to Ryan, who then put them on the racks.
Ryan's sister, Alwosaibi, also added to the caption: "He could have ignored him. He could have made an excuse and said he couldn’t allow him to help. Instead, he let him have his moment and in turn gave my family a moment we will never forget."
Ryan's father was the one behind the camera, filming the heartwarming moment between his son and Taylor, and he can be heard in the background, saying: "I'm watching a miracle right now." Later on, when Alwosaibi herself saw the clip, she was so touched by Taylor's gesture, that she herself went to the store and took a picture with the young grocer. She also launched a GoFundMe account for him, which managed to raise just over $2,300 of a $10,000 goal.
"Jordan told me he loves math and would like to possibly be an educator someday," she said. "All I know is, whatever he decides to do he will excel! Thank you to Jordan for what you did for our Ziggy, we will never forget!"