Young Grocery Clerk Who Let Teen With Autism Stock Shelves Gets Over $100K for College & a Car

By Arshdeep Sarao, Epoch Times
April 1, 2019 Updated: April 2, 2019

A young supermarket clerk’s kind gesture brought him the unexpected gift of over US$100,000 after the sister of a teen boy with autism, touched by his actions, launched a fundraising campaign for him.

Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi, of Louisiana, shared a heartwarming video about her little brother, Jack Ryan (Ziggy), on her Facebook page. Her dad took 17-year-old Jack, who is diagnosed with autism, to Rouses Market in Baton Rouge, where he saw the employee Jordan Taylor stocking the shelves. The father happily video-recorded the selfless act that unfolded next.

Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi 发布于 2014年10月26日周日

“Talk about a stand up young man!!!! My dad took Ziggy to Rouse’s yesterday and apparently he was interested in stocking the shelves,” Delaney wrote.

“We all know autism makes going out difficult, and sometimes grocery stores can be a challenge. This young man (Jordan) took the time to slow down and allow Jack Ryan to help for over 30 minutes, guiding him as he finished his task,” she added.

Who is this and where did my baby Zigg go?!

Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi 发布于 2013年3月31日周日

The July-31 post took the internet by storm in no time and garnered over 17,000 “likes” and over 2,000 comments. The young man’s selfless act inspired many people!

On Aug. 1, a GoFundMe page was created for Jordon with a goal of raising US$100,000—and by Aug. 9, around 3,594 people had already donated US$123,988. Not only this, on Aug. 8, Neighbors Federal Credit Union came forward to gift a surprise brand-new car to Jordan for his selfless act.

“Today, we surprised Jordan Taylor with a free car after he inspired the country with his kind acts toward an autistic teen at @RousesMarkets,” Neighbors FCU tweeted.

Touched by Jordan’s genuine compassion for her brother, Delaney wrote on her Facebook: “He could have ignored him. He could have made an excuse and said he couldn’t allow him to help.”

“Instead, he let him have his moment and in turn gave my family a moment we will never forget. It might seem like nothing to others, but as you can hear my dad say in the video, ‘I’m watching a miracle right now,’” she said.

Jordan told Delaney that he loves studying math and wishes to be a teacher one day. With the precious treasure his life has bestowed upon him, he can now work on to realize his dreams.

“All I know is, whatever he decides to do he will excel! Thank you to Jordan for what you did for our Ziggy, we will never forget!” Delaney wrote on the fundraising page.

Watch the beautiful moment in the two videos below:

Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi 发布于 2018年7月30日周一

Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi 发布于 2018年7月30日周一