Jitendra Singh had been managing his section of the convenience store in Toledo, Ohio, over the weekend when one of his employees informed him of а young man's peculiar activity.
Singh started reviewing his security footage, and he noticed a young boy who had been covertly stealing snacks as he wandered the aisles in the store.
When the teenager approached the counter, Singh asked him to show all the things he hid in his clothes. Otherwise, he intended to call the police.
One Hundred Reasons Why
This info that followed in their conversation was a shocking truth about a situation which many people face.
The boy answered him by sharing his reason for stealing food. He revealed a heart-breaking secret: he and his younger brother were too hungry and had nothing to eat.
There weren't any bad intentions behind his action. He only needed some food to feed their empty bellies.
A Shocking Twist
Surprised for hearing the boy's story, Singh decided to help the hungry boy.
He told the teen to collect more pizzas, chicken, sandwiches, fruits, and meals from the aisles. He asked the boy to take the food home for free.
Cedric Bishop, a regular customer at this store, said that he was amazed as he watched the situation unfolded:
"The cashier had the 911 operator on the phone and the owner told her to hang up. The owner then told the teen: 'This is not food. You want food. I'll give you food.'"
Watching how Singh took care of the hungry teen boy, Bishop also felt inspired to give the boy $10.
"I thought that was an amazing thing the owner did. Some young people just need to know that someone cares."
And that is an absolute truth.
Faith In Humanity Has Been Restored
On the other hand, Singh was very nonchalant about the good deed he had done.
"It's not going to make any difference to me if I give him some food because we make a lot of food, we sell a lot of food. If he goes to jail, then he's not going to do anything good in life."
Singh said that in the last five years of his work in the store, he always tried to use his position to help the community by provoking good deeds. The young boy's situation was just another chance for him to offer a hand and help someone in need.
In a world motioned by greed and power, humility actions feel like a sight for sore eyes.
It's so encouraging to know that there are still good people around us who don't hesitate to offer their help to those who desperately need it.