Sometimes small gestures of kindness and love can move mountains. This is exactly what happened to a Brooklyn boy, who was showered with praises by thousands, for showing care and concern to his elderly neighbor. After his act of kindness was caught on video, it went viral, racking up over 4.4 million views.
One day in November of 2018, it was raining cats and dogs while Lizz Ingram, of Brooklyn, New York, was making dinner at home. As she was preparing the meal, all of a sudden, her 13-year-old son, Jordan Glover-Ingram, ran down the stairs and made a dart for the door.
Speaking to News12 Brooklyn, Ingram said, “I hear my son flying down the steps and I’m like, ‘what is going on?’”
Ingram was startled. Why did Jordan leave the house without asking for permission?
“My kids don’t leave the house without permission,” Ingram told Yahoo Lifestyle.
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Ingram immediately ran down the stairs. She wanted to chase after him, saying, “Wait a minute, where are you going?” But she held herself back after she peeked outside.
“I see that he had the umbrella, and he held it over Mr. Robinson’s head,” Ingram said.
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It turned out Jordan had noticed his 75-year-old neighbor, Mr. Robinson, walking outside without an umbrella. So, the boy dashed out of the house with an umbrella, hoping to protect his elderly neighbor from the heavy rains.
“He was like getting all wet, so I threw my mom’s jacket on, threw my mom’s shoes on, got an umbrella and ran downstairs,” Jordan said.
Jordan managed to catch up with Mr. Robinson. Holding an umbrella over his head, the caring and courteous boy walked his elderly neighbor all the way home.
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由 ShowBiz Lizz 发布于 2018年11月12日周一
Witnessing her son’s marvelous act of kindness, Ingram whipped out her phone and began recording. The mom later posted the video on Facebook, writing, “I love this boy yall….”
The video ended up going massively viral, garnering more than 126,000 reactions.
“I was shocked because at first I didn’t know my mom was recording me, but then she showed me it had like a million views, then 2 million, 3 million, 4 million now,” Jordan said.
Many social media users were in praise for Jordan’s lovely gesture.
“That was beautiful. We need more young people to have a heart for the elderly,” one user wrote.
Another commented, “That RESPECT FOR YOUR ELDERS and LOVE FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR!”
As to why Jordan lent a hand, he said, “He used to help me a lot. Sometimes with my homework and I saw him outside, I had to help him.”
And of course, Ingram didn’t reprimand Jordan for leaving the house without permission this time around.
“I know that he knows it was the right thing to do. So, I always tell him you don’t need permission to be kind,” she said.
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“The notion that we are supposed to be courteous at all times comes from my upbringing,” Ingram said.
“You never know what people are able and unable to do. You never know anybody’s circumstances when you walk into their homes. You have to do things like this, it’s courteous,” she added, saying this is what her grandmother would’ve said.
Needless to say, Mr. Robinson was appreciative to the boy for his help and thanked his parents for instilling in him the values of kindness.
To reward the boy for his incredible kindness, the officers gifted Jordan with a PlayStation 4 at the Patrol Borough Brooklyn North police station.
“You haven’t lived your life successfully today until you’ve helped someone who can never repay you. That’s what I tell young cops, and that’s what I’m telling you,” Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey told Jordan.
SURPRISE! This 13-year-old received a gift from the NYPD after a video of him helping his senior neighbor went viral. FULL STORY: http://brooklyn.news12.com/story/39635517/i-had-to-help-him-video-of-east-new-york-teen-helping-elderly-neighbor-goes-viral
由 News 12 Brooklyn 发布于 2018年12月13日周四
Jordan’s act of kindness toward Mr. Robinson has really warmed our hearts.
Seniors often need some kind of support with their simple daily tasks, and these tend to make a huge difference. Hence, this inspiring tale of Jordon serves as a reminder that we can try to make an effort and help out our elders!