Compassion is a commodity especially nowadays. There is no substitute for genuine kindness and its ability to spark more good deeds towards other people.
Kindness can be found in almost unexpected places.
When four 9th grade students were told to help an elderly man who obviously needed help, their school was over the moon with what they accomplished.
Jose Cerda, Lashante Smith, Makayla Ward, and another unidentified classmate jumped into action after a stranger asked for assistance.
“We saw him walking at a steady pace for a second and then he looked like he was staggering a little bit. He was holding onto things,” Jose Cerda said.
Lashante Smith asked the old man if he needed help and the old man said he did.
Their deed could be seen by a man who took video footage of the teens helping out the man.
According to the students, they sat the man down and waited for an ambulance to arrive. They didn’t anticipate the video of them assisting another person being shared hundreds of times on Facebook.
The Allen school administrators saw it as a big deal because it was evidence of the enormous changes that have happened in the community.
William Allen High School Principal Shannon Mayfield said, “It makes me proud, it makes the community proud. That’s the way to lift people up, that’s what we are all about.”
“I don’t think this was going to be such a big deal, we just did what anyone should do,” Cerda said.
The helpful students say that they are hoping that what they did can inspire other students and even the community to do something good for others.
Galatians 6:9-10 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”