Heartwarming footage shows grocery worker let autistic man help him stack shelves
One shop assistant in Louisiana has shown that a little patience goes a long way, and even a small act of kindness can mean the world to other people. Jordan Taylor, an employee at Rouses Markets in Baton Rouge, let one autistic man help him stock shelves - and he's received an influx of positive responses for his actions.
When Jack Ryan, the autistic man in question, became interested in stocking the shelves, Jordan was happy to comply - even if it affected his workload. The event was filmed by Jack's father, and the video was later to posted to social media by the family, going viral and making its way onto local news.
In the original post's caption, Jack's sister Delaney wrote:
"Talk about a stand up young man!!!! My dad took Ziggy to Rouse's yesterday and apparently he was interested in stocking the shelves.
"We all know autism makes going out difficult, and sometimes grocery stores can be a challenge.
"This young man took the time to slow down and allow Jack Ryan to help for over 30 minutes, guiding him as he finished his task.
"He could have ignored him. He could have made an excuse and said he couldn't allow him to help. Instead, he let him have his moment and in turn gave my family a moment we will never forget."
You can see the interaction in full in the video below:
In her post, Delaney went on to explain that while it's a small act, it felt like "watching a miracle" to the family. As Jordan mentions in the video, he is hoping to get back to school, and so Delane has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help him out.
"Jordan told me he loves math and would like to possibly be an educator someday," Delaney explains in the GoFundMe description. "All I know is, whatever he decides to do he will excel! Thank you to Jordan for what you did for our Ziggy, we will never forget!"
The campaign has already raised over $25,000 of its $30,000 goal to send Jordan to school.