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Photo Of Walmart Employee Helping Blind Man Goes Viral

With all of the depressing things that make the headlines these days, it can be so refreshing to be reminded that there is still good in the world. It doesn't even have to be a giant good deed that affects millions; even just a simple act of kindness from one person to another can be incredibly inspiring and help restore your faith in humanity.

On such deed has gone viral on Facebook, showing people are hungry for validation that the world still has a lot of good in it.

Meghann Shaw, a customer at a Walmart in Biloxi, Mississippi, encountered one of the store associates on Sunday morning and was touched by the scene. Brittany Walton, a customer service associate, was walking with an elderly blind man, hand-in-hand, down the aisles of the megamart helping him shop.

The 31-year-old Walmart worker said that she was busy behind the customer service counter when an associate told her that a blind man was asking for help with his shopping. “I asked another associate to take my spot because I just felt the need to help him,” said Walton. “I’m so glad I did.”

The shopping trip with the man, known as 'Mr. Roy', took two hours, but Walton didn't mind. They held hands and talked along the way. When Shaw saw Walton patiently leading Mr. Roy down an aisle, she snapped a photo of the two from behind with her phone.

Shaw at first posted the photo on her private page on Facebook, but likes began to pour in. “With all the hate in the world she gave love,” Shaw wrote with the photo. “Without the man seeing her, she showed him pure compassion and love.”

A friend urged Shaw to share it publicly. “As soon as I hit public,” Shaw said, “it was share after share.”

Someone tagged Walton, who was shocked to see the photo, as well as 22,000 reactions to it. Most of those reactions were hearts. The image had already been shared some 8,000 times, even by major media outlets such as Yahoo Style online.

The image made its way to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, who also shared it. He commended Shaw for 'excellence in customer service'.

Anthony Chisesi, Walton's manager, said that Walmart's customer service culture fosters a desire to go above and beyond helping customers in need. “I think it’s rewarding for them,” he said.

“I’ve never had a problem finding a volunteer who would assist a disabled person with shopping. The beautiful thing is, when people do things like this, they’re not doing it for attention. They’re doing it because it’s the right thing to do," he told The Miami Herald.

Mr. Roy was apparently in a new town, so Walton wanted to make his first shopping trip at his new local store a pleasant experience. “I wanted him to feel safe with me,” she said. “I wanted him to feel love and compassion. I wanted him to feel it was all about him.”

“I didn’t think it would reach this far,” the single mother of three said. “But I’m glad it has. No matter what color you are or what your position is, there’s always someone there to lend a hand,” said Walton.

Source: Fox News, Miami Herald
Photos: Meghann Shaw/Facebook, Your Daily Dish, Poweful.TV

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