With everything going on in the last couple of weeks, it is important to remember that there is still some good in this world. With Orlando being hit with two major catastrophes over the span of several days (the Orlando Club Massacre and the alligator attack on a 2-year-old at Walt Disney World), it is not surprising that many are clinging to positive news to help remind themselves that although tragedy can strike at any time, people can still find a way to show love to one another. It does not matter how small the gesture or kindness, it is important that, when able, people rise to the occasion. At least, this is the perspective of one man, Bo Graf.
Graf took to Facebook to share a special moment of human kindness he experienced in his hometown. He usually takes his lunch at the local grocery store, Ingles Markets, but on this day he caught a stunning portrayal of human decency that compelled him to snap a photo.
He later posted it to Ingles Markets’ Facebook page with the following caption:
This weekend left me with such doubt and sadness for Our America! Although I eat at Ingles regularly, for some reason I left a little later for lunch today! God put me at this place, this moment in time for a reason. Maybe it’s simply to capture this moment, maybe to change the way I look at the world today and the kids of tomorrow, or perhaps how I could change the way I live each day; there are so many reasons that put me in this brief moment. I went and spoke to the young man, Brandon Rollins, and told him what he did meant a lot more than just helping a little lady today. It touched my life as well as I hope touches all of your lives. I personally haven’t seen anything like this in years and thought everyone should see/feel this moment as well. This is how America should be! And hopefully this is the America of tomorrow!!!
Ingles associate Brandon Rollins from our Cherrydale-Greenville SC Ingles store is thanked by co-workers for his example of kindness that made the news.
Way to go, Brandon Rollins! 🙂