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KRISTEN'S STORY - WINNER

GROCERY STORE EMPLOYEE LETS TEEN HELP HIM STOCK

Sometimes it’s the smallest acts of kindness that have the biggest impact. That’s what happened when Jordan Taylor, a 20-year-old employee at Rouse’s grocery store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, let a teen lend him a hand stocking shelves. Jack Ryan Edwards, 17, was shopping with his dad, when he stopped to watch what Taylor was doing.

Jack is on the autism spectrum and he was really interested in what Taylor was working on, so the supermarket worker asked if the teen would like to help. The invitation was happily accepted by Jack, who helped stock shelves with him for over 30 minutes. The heartwarming scene was captured on video by Jack’s dad, who says in the video that he’s “watching a miracle right now.”

Delaney Alwosaibi, Jack’s proud big sister, shared the video on Facebook and calls Taylor a “stand up young man” for letting her brother help stock. “He could’ve made an excuse and said he couldn’t allow him to help,” she writes. “Instead, he let him have his moment and in turn gave my family a moment we’ll never forget.” You can check out her post below.

As a thank you for showing such kindness to her Jack, Delaney has set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Taylor to go to college.

 

JASON'S STORY - 

MAN FAKES HIS OWN DEATH ON FACEBOOK

A man has faked his own death in a bid to get relatives to send money to cover funeral costs.

Tachawit Janngiw had his wife post three photos of his “dead body” on Facebook. She said she was posting the photos before she deactivated his Facebook page.  She also said he died of asthma and cancer.

People began asking why he never showed the symptoms.  She said he was pretending to be okay all along.

She then called her husband’s mother demanding cash. The grief-stricken family wired $590 to her to pay for a coffin and vehicle to take his body back to his hometown.

The family began making funeral arrangements and contacted a temple in preparation for the body arriving the next day.

But when the body didn’t arrive, Tachawit’s cousin called his mobile.

After answering, Tachawit quickly hung up after realizing who was on the other end.

Though the family has lost the $1,800 funeral costs, she said she doesn’t bear a grudge against him.

Friends were, however, less forgiving, pointing out Tachawit’s alleged long history of lying and deceit.


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