When an older woman passed out while shopping with her daughter, an act of kindness provided the support she needed until help arrived.
Brittany McKee, a registered nurse was also shopping at the time, noticed the passed out woman and after she regained orientation, encouraged her to stay seated on the ground until an ambulance arrived. Without a word, one of the employees of the store sat down on the ground next to her and supported her back the entire time. Brittany and those around were moved by the man’s act of kindness, and she shared the following post online, which has since been shared hundreds of thousands of times across the world:
“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.”
Brittany was deeply moved when she saw one of the employees, unasked, gently sit down on the ground next to the woman to help give her something to lean on.
“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.”
At a time when society is struggling with the topic of racism, Brittany’s heart deeply appreciated seeing two people with different skin colors being compassionate for one another.
“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.”
Jason’s gentle act of kindness helped the woman during a time of difficulty, and teaches us that we should all be there for each other. While our skin colors may be different, science has proven that inside we are all biologically the same; that ‘race’ itself is not a real biological grouping. We truly are all one human race; one human family, and it’s beautiful to witness us coming together in acts of love and kindness towards one another.
You are Loved.
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