Josh Walker was sitting at a Taco Bell, enjoying a nice, quick meal, when a group of young buys stumbled into the restaurant. They were laughing, chatting, and smiling as they approached the counter. It was clear the boys craved a taco, but Walker was shocked when only one boy ordered something to eat. The rest stared hungrily at the menu.
The boys then sat down at a table and talked about a variety of subjects. They began having conversations about “school, girls, and twenty other subjects.”
But then out of nowhere, something shocking happened.
Walker recalls, “The man who was sitting in the corner of the restaurant stood up, came over to stand over the table.” Then, this 6’5 giant said something that left the young boys completely speechless.
Find out what happened next below.
The Facebook post reads:
“Sitting in Taco Bell today, I laughed to myself as a group of young boys came stumbling into the air conditioned restaurant with loud voices, smiles, and a craving for a taco. But as they all sat down at a table, I noticed only one of them ordered anything. The other three sat and stared at the menu with hungry glances. As time went on, they began having conversations about school, girls, and about twenty other subjects…At a random moment, the man who was sitting in the corner of the restaurant stood up, came over to stand over the table…As all of the boys shrank back on view of this 6’5 giant, the words that issued forth made my day. “Y’all want a slushie? Come on up here, let’s get you guys something.” Within a few seconds, the three boys jumped out of their chair, ran to the counter, and happily ordered not only slushies, but found that the stranger also offered to buy them food. He quickly asked the cashier if he could pay before they started the food as he needed to get back on the road. Card swiped, a goodbye given, and this gentle man quickly went for the back door without asking for a thank you for the young boys. I nodded silently to him and flashed a smile as a signal that he had been seen. He lifted a hand in farewell towards the counter, and with smiles touching both sides of their faces, the little dudes all turned and yelled “thank you!” as he slipped out the door and jogged to his semi parked to the side of the building…
Today, Love and Kindness looked like a 12 pack of soft tacos and 3 Starburst Freezes.”
Going out of your way to help others not only brings joy to those you help, but it also brings happiness to those watching. The world would be so much better if everyone took the time to look after each other. This stranger’s act of kindness towards these boys is proof.
Since posting this story on Love What Matters’s Facebook page, the story has gone viral. Over 79,000 people have liked it, and 8,000 people have shared it. People everywhere are touched by this stranger’s act of kindness.
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