What the world needs now are more acts of kindness - as proved by this story from Griffin, Georgia. Connie Belle Jenkins Sweet was picking up supplies at her local Dollar General, never expecting to witness an unforgettable act.
She was there with her 17-year-old nephew, Senquavious Driver, and after loading the car with their shopping they were about to pull off - when they spotted an elderly woman in need of help. According to Connie,
"We were about to pull off and leave when she was trying to get out of her car, but she was struggling to get on the sidewalk. She barely could walk."
Senquavious said in an interview later that as they watched this old lady from the car, several able bodied people just passed her, completely ignoring her need for help. What happened next made his aunt cry!
Senquavious instinctively jumped out of the car and went over to help the 81-year-old lady who confided that her struggle was a result of a recent fall which hurt her back and face badly. Connie was watching her nephew with surprise and pride as he went above and beyond just helping the elderly shopper get out of the car.
"He helped her in the store and shopped with her and he walked her back out to her car."
An emotional Connie, instead of being upset at Senquavious for wasting their time, patiently watched in tears and took pictures as proof of her nephew's kind spirit.
"I was in tears taking pictures because he didn't hesitate to help her, and that made my heart happy. I'm so proud of him because I know and love the lady that raised him, my sissy."
The local news station picked up the story on Connie's Facebook page where she had posted pictures and shared the story with her friends. To them Senquavious's act of kindness was too good to pass up. They interviewed the teen later and helped share the sweet story with the local community on the news.
For Senquavious, all of the attention seems very surprising. He believes to have done nothing special; only what was needed and was a decent thing to do.
Senquavious shares his opinion about those who didn't help in this video.
Hearing such stories involving teens who defy the stereotypical mold of being self involved is refreshing and inspiring. Kuddos to the local TV station who decided that even a small act of kindness is worth big attention when done right! Senquavious has not only made his aunt proud but also his community.