Teen Begged For Food At Supermarket, And That's When He Met An Angel.
A Day Like Any Other
Going grocery shopping is something that we all do, pretty much on a weekly basis. Most likely, you go to the same store every time you need groceries. You get to know the employees and have conversations with them every time you go. Most of the time you're just doing what you need to do, but if you're Matt White, going to the grocery store can change you how you view your life, your circumstances, and the people you surround yourself with. And it all began with a trip to the grocery store.
Working For Food
One night, while Matt White was at a Kroger in an upper-class part of the poor area of Memphis, he was approached by 16-year-old Chauncy Jones. Even before the young boy was able to get all of his words out, Matt was bewildered by the look on Chauncy's face - a look of defeat and shame. Chauncy had gotten on a bus to go to the "rich people's Kroger," as he called it, in the hopes of being able to work for some food because he had none. Chauncy only had one hour to get it done before he needed to take the bus back home, where he lived with his mother.
In Need Of Food
Chauncy asked Matt if there was any way he could carry his groceries to the car in exchange for a pack of glazed donuts. “He looked ashamed, hungry, and broken,” recalled Matt. Matt immediately told Chauncy told that he would get him some donuts, but he wanted to do something else for him, as well. There was something about Chauncy that tugged at Matt's heart. They would both soon realize that this was just the beginning.
Facebook Post Gone Viral
“I just met the most inspiring person ever," Matt wrote on his now-viral post on Facebook. "His name is Chauncy Jones. He’s a 16-year-old from Memphis. He approached me while I was shopping for produce asking if he could help me carry my grocery bags to my car in exchange for buying him a pack of glazed donuts. This kid looked like he had been turned down 100 times. He looked ashamed, hungry, and broken. In my heart, I screamed a loud 'yes!' but to him, I just chuckled and said, 'yeah dude, we’ll get you some donuts.'”
Not Just Donuts
When Matt found out that Chauncy had no food at home, he decided to bring him on a shopping spree. “We got cereal and chips and frozen veggies, pizzas, Cheetos, melons, pasta, peanut butter, milk, soap, toothbrushes, just a little bit of everything. All the while we talked and he told me how he makes straight A’s in school and is trying to get a job to help his mom pay rent. This kid was amazing." The more Chauncy spoke, the more amazed Matt became.
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