A good deed by an Ingles grocery store worker in South Carolina goes viral

Posted at 10:49 AM, Jun 17, 2016

(WYFF, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) An emotional Facebook post about the kindness of a Greenville, South Carolina grocery store worker has gone viral.

Bo Graf posted a message on the Ingles Market Facebook page after he saw a worker leading an older woman to her car in the parking lot.

Graf said the moment touched him.

Graf wrote: “This weekend left me with such doubt and sadness for Our America! Although I eat at Ingles regularly, for some reason I left a little later for lunch today! God put me at this place, this moment in time for a reason. Maybe it's simply to capture this moment. Maybe to change the way I look at the world today and the kids of tomorrow. Or perhaps how I could change the way I live each day. There are so many reasons that put me in this brief moment.

"I went and spoke to the young man, Brandon Rollins, and told him what he did meant a lot more than just helping a little lady today. It touched my life as well as I hope touches all of your lives. I personally haven't seen anything like this in years and thought everyone should see/feel this moment as well. This is how America should be! And hopefully this is the America of tomorrow!!!”

Ingles responded to the post with the following statement from CFO Ron Freeman: "Over the years we’ve had many associates that began working for us as teenagers, like Brandon.  We have always tried to create a friendly, caring environment for our associates and for our customers.  Brandon’s actions epitomize that and we couldn’t be prouder of him."

The next day the store posted a picture of Brandon with a large cake.  The post said his co-workers thanked him for his example of kindness that made the news.

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