According to the Census Bureau, one out of four people in America suffers from the issue of Foor insecurity, which means they cannot afford food to eat. In the non-white communities, the situation is even worse and many families have to stay hungry to make their ends meet. A small and kind gesture made by Bear Taliferro Jr.
has really made someone’s day. Bear Taliferro Jr. after working his two shifts of 14 hours stopped by local Walmart to pick up food for dinner. That’s when he overheard a sad conversation between a child and her mother, who has come to Walmart for shopping.
He overheard a girl asking her mom that why is crying and what is wrong with her.
Bear Taliferro Jr. saw a woman crying next to her girl, in the checkout line next to him. The mother replied, “We can’t afford to eat tonight”. At that time, another person also heard their conversation and gave a few dollars to buy groceries.Then Bear Taliferro Jr. went to the lady and told them that they can buy whatever they want from the store and he would pay for them. He said, “A person behind her gave her a couple of dollars and she bought her daughter a Kids Cuisine TV dinner. I told her to grab what she wants, I’ll pay for it.”
He said that he never shops at this Walmart and today, GOD has put me, when he is needed the most. He thinks that it’s the reason he was there, to help the mother and daughter, in time of need.
Later, Bear Taliferro Jr. received praise online for his selfless actions, for he bought groceries for the mom and her daughter. To this others started telling similar stories about the people who have helped them in the past, when they needed it the most. One of the followers commented, “It’s very thoughtful. I was in [a similar] situation when I didn’t have the right date checks to get my baby her formula, so I was going leave it [and] come back the next day with the right date checks, and this lady behind me decided to pay for all of the cans of baby milk I had at the register.”
She asked for her address and number so she can give the money back, but she said not to worry about it and it’s her gift.
It happened 10 years ago, and from then she always tries to do good to others, whenever she can. Another follower commented, “That’s my lil Brother doing what moms told us to do when women and children are in need, we help them out with whatever they need. GOD put you in the right place last night. Thanks for helping a woman and her children with the food they need to eat so they don’t go hungry. GOD’S got you,”.
He added, “My wife and I were in Winn Dixie about a month ago and a woman in front of us didn’t have enough money for sandwich meat and mustard so my wife said ‘hey I got it, put it on our tab’ and I was shocked when this woman just broke down, I mean crying like crazy!! I don’t know what her story was but I could see that she was in a bad way! You never know, the littlest thing may mean the world to someone else!!”Bear Taliferro Jr.’s story reminded us that we should help others whenever we can, a small act can make a huge difference in someone else’s life.