Praises were given to a teen who was working at a cashier when he did something very mature and kind to a customer who was struggling to pay for what she bought.
While some may easily dismiss her because she was not able to pay for the items she wanted to check out at Walmart, John Lopez Jr., had sympathy for her and did what he could when he saw her crying.
19-year old John said that he has been taught by his parents from a young age to always help to the best of his capabilities. That’s why he came to her rescue by simply saying, “Okay, I got you, I got you.”
In the interview John shared, “I just felt in my heart that the lord told me I had to help her.” Then he paid for the grocery bill which amounted to $110.
What he did sparked inspiration on social media. Laci Simms, the customer next to the woman whom John paid the bill for posted a picture of him on Facebook. She said:
I don’t know John’s story, but I don’t think he is even 20 years old. He just renewed my faith in humanity and the generation we are raising! Everyone shares this so the world knows what a blessing John is to our community!”
People were so amazed by his kind act that someone started a GoFundMe campaign to pay for John’s college. There were more than 1000 donors and the money reached more than $37,000. The page said that, “He gave selflessly… He touches a lot of lives on a daily basis.”
Walmart also released a statement of how proud they are of the young man and how his example should be emulated by their associates.
In an interview, John said, “My parents basically taught me if someone needs help you should be able to help them and if someone is down, bring them up.”
During the holidays, Lopez Jr. also works as a Salvation Army bell ringer and donates a Christmas tree to his church’s choir.