Kind-Hearted Grocery Store Worker Helps Elderly Customer Short On Cash

A heartwarming act of kindness was witnessed at the Crown Point Jewel-Osco when a young teen came to the rescue of an elderly customer who was $20 short on a grocery bill of $150.

The incident


Izayah Edwards, a senior at Merrillville High School who works part-time at Jewel-Osco was photographed by another customer in line whose social media post about the incident went viral.

“I took this picture while in line at the Crown Point Jewel-Osco a half an hour ago,” Suzanne Dee posted on Facebook. “I had been thinking crabby thoughts about humanity just before I spotted this young man, who was bagging groceries, pull out his wallet to pay the remainder of a customer’s bill when she said she didn’t have enough. See? There are still heroes.”

Act of kindness

Edwards noticed the customer rummaging through her bag and since he had $50 in his wallet, he helped pay $20 towards her bill. “What inspired me is that I felt really bad with everything going on with the pandemic and all the negative things in the world,” he said. “This was a little moment in the day where I could show that someone out there really did care.”

Edwards is now a local celebrity at the store, “It’s been crazy. People have been congratulating me at work like I’m a superstar or famous now, so that’s kind of fun,” he said. “It’s gotten a lot of attention. People said it says a lot about my character, that I was raised right, that I have a good heart, all these heartwarming things about me.”

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Nelson Grubbs

GOD Bless this young man. We all need more kindness and love in this crazy world. He’s shining a light for all of us to follow, and be better towards each other. Nelson

Magdalena Santiago

Unfortunately we seem to focus on the negative things that are happening around us – that we miss seeing the positive. God bless this young man…

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