When A Man Asked This Woman To Spot His For Some Milk, She Didn’t Stop There
Most of us have been asked for money by someone on the street. Sometimes they’re homeless. Sometimes they’re just down on their luck. They say they need a few bucks to catch a bus, or get a burger, or grab a cup of coffee. But what do you say in those situations?
Many people ignore those in need and pretend they don’t even see them. They avoid their pleas and keep on walking. But Ariane Nelson took a different approach–and her actions had a huge impact.
A young man needed a gallon of milk
According to a viral Facebook story, Ariane was approached by a young man at a gas station. All he asked for was a gallon of milk. The woman’s first instinct was to say “no”, but then she saw his girlfriend standing there, holding a box of cereal. As she paid for her gas, she decided to grab the milk. She could have stopped there, but her kindness went even further.
What the woman did next was amazing
The woman said, “He thanked me and I started to walk to my car. Something in me made me turn around. I told them I was about to get a car wash but if he wanted to wash it for me I’d pay him $20. We went to the nearest car wash and he had tears in his eyes after I paid him!”
The young man said he appreciated the opportunity to work for his money, instead of taking a handout. He wanted his girlfriend to see that he was capable of taking care of himself. His girlfriend told him that he did a great job and she couldn’t stop smiling–she was clearly proud of his efforts.
She didn’t stop there
The young man and his girlfriend mentioned that they had been trying to find jobs. To help them out, the woman drove them to her apartment complex and gave them clothes for interviews. She then promised to drive them to any meetings or appointments they make.
It takes very little effort to make a difference in someone’s life. Next time someone approaches you for help, think about this amazing woman and the impact she made with just a gallon of milk and a little bit of kindness.
Ariane’s story, shared on the Facebook page, Love What Matters, has garnered over 25k shares and 3k comments in the last few months. People are touched by what she did and many have shared their own stories of kindness and love.
“There are still good people in the world today. My coworkers always ask, ‘Why are you so good to others?'” writes Facebook user Elsa Patterson, “My reply is, it could be you or I that needs help, we cannot turn our backs on others because of the way they dress or look. We are all one in God’s eyes.”
On Facebook, Stacye Greene commented: “On my way to work, in a rural area… Back roads… 8 miles to a gas station & I pass an elderly man getting out of a worn out car with a gallon jug in his hand starting to walk (limp) down the road. I was driving a reasonable speed and made it about a mile before God made me turn around. I stopped, got the jug, drove to the gas station (too scared still to let him in the car with me alone on back roads), drove all the way back, making me late for work..while he sat in his car. But worth every minute. Never know when I may need the favor. Pay it forward.”
More in OMG!
Man Resigns From Job With Hilarious Card Even His Boss Found Funny
No one enjoys working at a job they hate. It’s frustrating, stressful, and it can often harm your mental health to...July 15, 2019
This Woman Who “Died” For 27 Minutes Brought Back A Miraculous Message From the Other Side
While everyone eventually passes away, not everyone gets the chance to do it more than once. Only a small percentage of...July 14, 2019
Blue Java Bananas Are A ‘Sweet Treat’ You Can Grow Yourself
Move over boring, yellow, Cavendish bananas. Blue Java bananas are a hidden gem in the world of fruit. Not only do...July 7, 2019
Meet The Identical Twins Anna And Lucy DeCinque, Who Want To Marry The Same Man
Crowned the "Most Identical Twins In The World," Anna and Lucy Decinque of Perth, Australia, do literally everything together. So when...July 1, 2019
Do You Keep Having This Recurring Dream? Here’s What It Might Mean
As we sleep, our body might take a rest, but our mind and subconscious are still at work, often presenting us...June 27, 2019
Unable To Settle For A Single Rescue Dog, Woman Takes Home The Whole Shelter
It’s nearly impossible for any dog-lover not to fall head-over-heels for a loveable pooch in need. When Danielle Eden, the founder...June 22, 2019
A Stunning Bald Eagle Rescue In Philadelphia, The City Of Liberty
The bald eagle is the majestic symbol of the United States. When one is sighted in the wild it’s an exciting...June 20, 2019
These Are Some Of The Wackiest Guinness World Records Out There
Across the planet, communities have banded together in hopes of winning a coveted Guinness World Record -- and it's taken some...June 17, 2019
Meet Instagram’s ‘Pizza Girl’ Who Got A Giant Pizza Tattoo
Who doesn’t love pizza? Are you even human if you don’t love the cheesy, delicious food? You don’t have to ask...June 16, 2019