When more than one million people were asked to evacuate Florida due to Hurricane Irma, many evacuees were having trouble finding food and shelter. While in the drive-thru with his mother, 9-year-old Landon Routzong saw a Florida evacuee in front of them, and his beautiful heart decided to help them.
“Went to Chick Fil A for lunch today because yum. Landon saw the car in front of us was from Florida (we have been talking about Irma today) and he declared we were paying for their meal and I agreed. But how do you pay for the car in front of you?? You run toward their window with a debit card in hand and scare the mess out of them lol. The man has left his home in Miami and was passing through to go stay with family in Birmingham.”
“I told him we hoped he returned to his house untouched and that we’d keep him in our thoughts. Landon and I both had tears in our eyes from how appreciative he was. I often feel like I’m failing because I can’t do it all, all the time and then things like this happen and remind me that I don’t have to. My most important job is going just fine.” ❤️
Credit: Tara Parker Routzong
If you happen to notice someone who is struggling, who is seeking shelter, or who is trying to escape from poverty from another country, please lend them a hand. “Love your neighbor as yourself,” is not just a saying, it’s a beautiful action that shows we are treating people right; with compassion. As we’ve learned from Landon, your kindness can make such a difference and inspire those around you.
Do you have a story of an act of kindness or compassion that has touched your heart? Please share it with us here and help inspire others to see how beautiful the world truly is. Showing Kindness Is Growing Kindness.