“Action speaks louder than words”, this phrase is completely true for an 18-year-old Kentucky teenager. Teo Jordan is catching the attention of the community because of his act of kindness for a stranger. He is a high school student who is working at Kroger and has helped a stranger, for buying his groceries, as he didn’t have money to purchase it. 

Last Friday, while shopping at Kroger, Cavington, Kentucky, a customer Jennifer Smith saw an act of kindness in the store, which makes her heart melt. An old man, who came to buy groceries at Kroger, was short $33.00 for his food bill. Teen, Teo Jordan saw this and as soon as the cashier tried to put his items away, Jordan decided to help him and slipped $35 from his pocket and paid the remaining balance for the old man. 

The customer Jennifer Smith who saw the whole scenario decided to praise his kindness and posted the story on a social media page. She posted, “In a world where only bad and horrible things get the most attention. After I saw the generosity of this young man, I asked if I could take his picture and put it on social media. That I wanted to share his good deed with others, he was kind enough to let me do so. I am hoping it gets shared and makes it back to his family to show what a good man they are raising. For those that gripe that millennials aren’t worth much, Mr. Jordan showed that they are doing amazing things, and we might get through these times and be ok.”

After finishing school for the day, the 18-year-old teen, Teo Jordan used to work at the Kroger store as a bagger to save up for a car to help his family. But after helping the old man, he said that he was happy to use his savings for helping a senior citizen.  

Jordan said in an interview with WLWT-TV, “I wanted to help the guy.

I saw that he didn’t have the money for all the groceries that he wanted. The cashier told him he would have to put some of the things back, so I just thought in my head I would give him this $35 so he could have all the food that he wants.”

When the news reached his family, Jordan’s mom Stephanie Burton said in an interview, that she is proud of his son for listening and using the lessons in real, that she had taught him as a child. She said, “I am proud of Teo. I’m overwhelmed with joy. You try to instill in your kids right and wrong but you don’t know if they comprehend it, so, I’m proud of him. He was listening.”Jordan said, “Just treat people the way you want to be treated. Always help out if someone needs it.”

Currently, Jordan is a senior at Holmes High School and also a member of the basketball team. He hopes to attend the University of Kentucky and study marketing as his career. Jordan’s story and the way he helped the old man is inspiring and we should all remember to help others during these trying times.