Walmart manager goes viral after his response to woman collapsing in store
A woman's post on Facebook regarding the conduct of a Walmart manager, after a woman passed out in the store, has gone viral due to the supreme act of kindness.
Brittany Mckee, a pregnant nurse from Appling, Georgia, says that she was shopping at her local Walmart on Thursday when she spotted a woman who had seemingly passed out on the shop floor. While Brittany used her experience as a nurse to tend to the woman, it was the reaction of the store manager Jason, that warmed the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people.
Taking to Facebook to detail what happened in the shop, Mckee's response has now got more than one million reactions, nearly 500,000 shares and over 100,000 comments. McKee writes:
"Following my appointment this morning to check on our growing baby boy, my husband and I stopped at Walmart in Evans to pick up a couple of things.
"As we were walking to the refrigerated section, we noticed a woman who had passed out and fallen on the floor. Being a registered nurse, my first instinct was of course to stop, assess, and be there to help. She had regained orientation, but did say she was on blood thinners and felt dizzy."
"So I stayed with her, along with her daughter and the Walmart personnel, until the ambulance came and tried to encourage her to stay seated. The Walmart staff was amazing. They kept in contact with dispatch as we waited on the bus to arrive.
"Then there was Jason. I don't know his last name, but this man, no questions asked got down on the floor with this woman and supported her back so she could lean against him. He literally got down on the floor to serve her, not because he was asked to do it, he wasn't, but because he wanted to.
"The media lately shows our country divided, filled with hate and racial tension, but this right here was one human being loving and serving another without condition of race or obligation. While we waited, another man stopped, knelt down and prayed over this woman. What I experienced today was love, kindness, and serving."
"We are human beings, each and every one of us regardless of how much pigmentation our skin has or doesn't have. I couldn't help but share because the media doesn't seem to report this... the unity and the positive that occurs. This right here is real life, this is what it's all about, not hate."
Local news channel WDBJ7 were able to contact the store manager, who it turns out was called Jason Lewis. Lewis says that he sat down to support the woman after she had lost her balance when trying to stand up. He says that he had no idea that Brittany had taken the photo, and that he was in a meeting when it went viral. Speaking about the incident, Jason said:
"That's how my parents do it. I just wanted to live a good life and that's just one of the results of it -- being able to render help when it's actually needed."
Unsurprisingly, the post has seen Jason received plenty of praise for his actions, with many people saying it's nice to see a bit of good news for once.
"Thank you for posting, we need to spread good will. God knows the news doesn't. Thank you young man for caring for others. You are inspiring. And Thank you to whoever your role model was, they did a great job," said one user.
Well done, Jason. It's great to see an act of kindness getting the recognition it deserves, especially giving the amount of negative news that is currently being covered in the news.