December 12, 2018

With all the conflicts and strife happening around the globe, it’s refreshing to hear a piece of positive, good news every now and then.

Recently, social media users have been full of praises for a genuine act of kindness that happened in Memphis, Tennessee. The heartwarming gesture of kindness was witnessed by Tish Clark, a news reporter from Local Memphis ABC 24.

From Local 24 News Reporter Tish Clark: I happened to witness an act of kindness outside the Criminal Justice Center…

Posted by Local Memphis on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

One particular day in late October, Clark was working on a story outside the Criminal Justice Center (CJC) in Shelby County when she noticed an elderly woman approaching a young man, a complete stranger.

Apparently, the elderly woman was feeling a sense of fear and anxiety after visiting the Criminal Justice Center.

The elderly lady asked the man if he could walk her to her car. In exchange for his favor, she promised to buy him lunch.

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“That’s all she wanted. She didn’t wanna cross the street alone,” Clark wrote on the news station’s Facebook page.

The young man duly complied, but he said, “Ma’am…I’ll be happy to walk you to your car and you save your money…you don’t need to buy me anything.”

The man’s reply certainly gladdened the elderly woman’s heart. She turned and hugged the young man, saying, “Thank you so much,” recounted Clark.

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Moved by the beautiful encounter, Clark happened to snap a photo of this touching moment, without the woman and man noticing.

“How sweet is that?” Clark wrote.

This uplifting post has received many praises from social media users. Needless to say, many netizens were impressed with the young man’s good deed.

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“Look at how much more response you get from GOOD NEWS. Thank you for showing kindness in Memphis. We need more of that in our face everyday,” one user wrote.

Another commented, “Thank you for reporting something positive.”

“That’s what life is about, helping each other’s and caring,” one wrote. “May God bless this young man.”

The enormous response to this beautiful story shows that the impact of a little act of kindness can be awe-inspiring.

We rise by lifting others! Hopefully, the media will choose to publish more of such good stories that highlight the best in humanity.