This will absolutely restore your faith in humanity.
Two weeks ago, Memphis resident Matt White was approached at a supermarket by a teenager named Chauncy Black who simply wanted food for him and his disabled mother. In exchange, the high school student offered to carry groceries to the man’s car.
According to White:
“When Chauncy approached me, it just tugged at my heart… Here comes Chauncy, just trying to get food for him and his Mom off of the grace of other people. When I looked at him and saw what he was doing and what he was asking for, I said he was my hero.”
As they were getting groceries, the two formed an instant bond, where Matt learned more about Chauncy’s life.
“So we just went aisle by aisle and he told me his story, about him and his Mom, and we just went through the store and got him his necessities, about a week’s worth of groceries… He missed the bus, so I drove him back to his house and I saw what he and his mom lived in, and just how much the groceries meant to them.”
Deeply affected by the teen’s story, Matt wrote about the encounter on Facebook and even started a GoFundMe page for Chauncy and his mom. While the Facebook post has received more than 10,000 likes, the fundraiser earned more than $103,000 in less than two weeks!
But White refuses to take credit. Instead, he gives praise to the charitable citizens of Memphis!
“I live to fulfill God’s heart and God has a heart for the fatherless and for the needy… The focus of this is not me and what I did, because I really didn’t do anything. I just captured a story and put it online but our community, Memphis, picked up this family and put them on a platform.”
Chauncy is currently in 10th grade, and hopes to one day become a business owner.
We are so touched by Matt’s actions, and we wish Chauncy and his mom the best of luck in the future!
[Image via Chauncys Chance/YouTube.]