Whenever I am scrolling through my Facebook account, I can’t help but notice how lots of people who spend their time on social networking sites use them for the sole purpose of posting negative and offensive comments. It seems to me that most of us feed our ego by making others feel less worthy, and that’s really devastating.
Unfortunately, this is true in real life, too. We’ve become selfish and ignorant, and only think of our own needs and interests. That is why whenever we stumble of stories where we witness people showing empathy and compassion, we feel like there is still chance for this world to become a better place.
The following story is there to remind you that kindness is still there, among us, and to restore your faith in humanity. It was shared by a mom who witnessed the good deed done by a Walmart employee. It goes like this:
Following my appointment this morning to check on our growing baby boy, my husband and I stopped at Walmart in Evans to pick up a couple of things. As we were walking to the refrigerated section, we noticed a woman who had passed out and fallen on the floor. Being a registered nurse, my first instinct was of course to stop, assess, and be there to help. She had regained orientation, but did say she was on blood thinners and felt dizzy. So I stayed with her, along with her daughter and the Walmart personnel, until the ambulance came and tried to encourage her to stay seated. The Walmart staff was amazing. They kept in contact with dispatch as we waited on the bus to arrive.
Then there was Jason. I don’t know his last name, but this man, no questions asked got down on the floor with this woman and supported her back so she could lean against him. He literally got down on the floor to serve her, not because he was asked to do it, he wasn’t, but because he wanted to.
The media lately shows our country divided, filled with hate and racial tension, but this right here was one human being loving and serving another without condition of race or obligation. While we waited, another man stopped, knelt down and prayed over this woman. What I experienced today was love, kindness, and serving. We are human beings, each and every one of us regardless of how much pigmentation our skin has or doesn’t have. I couldn’t help but share because the media doesn’t seem to report this… the unity and the positive that occurs. This right here is real life, this is what it’s all about, not hate.
Isn’t this a fantastic thing to hear? Please share it with your loved ones!