Food insecurity is still an issue for millions of people in the United States. The COVID-19 epidemic, which forced many companies to close their doors, exacerbated the situation. Thankfully, there are good people like this man in the world. He overheard a mother telling her kids that they couldn’t afford to eat at the grocery store, so he stepped in and purchased the food for them.
A man buys groceries for a family who can’t afford them.
Bear Taliferro Jr. came by his local Walmart to get some food for dinner after working two 14-hour hours. He observed a woman weeping in the next check-out line at that point. Her daughter inquired as to what was wrong, and the mother said, through tears, “We can’t afford to eat tonight.”
“Someone behind her handed her a couple of bucks, and she spent it on a Kids Cuisine TV meal for her daughter. I told her to take anything she wanted and that I’d pay for it.” Taliferro explained.
He went on to say that he virtually never travels to that Walmart, but that he thinks that God puts you in the right location at the right time on occasion.
Being Recognized For Being A Good Person
Others shared similar tales of people who helped them while they were in need, and he got an outpouring of appreciation online.
This happened to me around 11 years ago as well. My kid was still a baby, and I was expecting my first child. One week, we were on the verge of running out of cash. When I tried to pay for my lunch with quarters, the woman who answered the phone pulled out her card and purchased our meal for us. I couldn’t hold back my tears. I now offer assistance wherever I am able, particularly at the grocery store. One woman wrote, “It is not our business to criticize someone else’s suffering; do unto others.”
“It’s extremely considerate. When I didn’t have the proper date which checks to get my kid its formula, I was going to leave it [and] come back the following day with the right date checks, and this lady behind me chose to pay for all of the cans of baby milk I had at the register. I asked for her phone number and address so that I could return her money, but she told me not to worry because it was a gift. This happened ten years ago, so whenever I can, I strive to be a kind person to others,” stated another.
Taliferro Jr’s tale, and others like it, remind us why we should help people whenever we can. What may appear insignificant to you can make a significant difference in someone else’s life.