An elderly woman found herself unable to get to her car with her groceries during a hailstorm. Therefore, a kind young grocery bagger held an umbrella and walked her to her car.
Aaron Sanders bagged groceries at Ingles Market in North Carolina when it began to rain and hail for a long time. An old woman with a basket of goods stood by the entrance, peering into the rain. After some time had passed, Aaron approached the woman and asked if he could walk her safely to her car. She politely declined to get him wet and said she did not want him to get wet.
“I asked her if I could help her, but she said no a couple of times,” Aaron said. “I don’t want you to get wet.”
The old woman had been waiting for quite some time, and the rain appeared to be continuing. On the other hand, her frozen items were melting. Aaron said he didn’t mind getting wet and wanted to assist her.
“I told her I would like to help you out, and she said OK,” Aaron said.
Aaron held an umbrella over the woman while they walked to her car in the rain. The elderly woman put her arm around Aaron so they wouldn’t get wet in the rain. Violet Baiera, a coworker, witnessed the gesture of compassion and captured a picture of the two walking to her car.
Aaron helped her load her groceries into her vehicle. Aaron’s clothes were soaked as soon as she got into her car due to the wind flipping his umbrella inside out. In the end, he made it back to the store, soaked to the skin, and several customers cheered him on.
“I wouldn’t expect Aaron to be different. Pat Bowmen, the manager of Ingles Market, said, “He’s a terrific kid.”
When asked by the media why he assisted the elderly woman, Aaron said it was all because of his mother.
“She has always been there for me and taken care of me. Even if she didn’t eat that night, she always made sure I was well fed. Therefore, I hold her in high regard. “She is the reason I am what I am… therefore all the credit goes to her.”
References: understandingcompassion.com, keeponmind.com