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A shop assistant in Louisiana has single-handedly proven there are still some good eggs in the world after he was filmed patiently letting an autistic man, Jack Ryan, stock shelves with him:
Jordan Taylor, who is an employee at Rouses Markets in Baton Rouge, was filmed helping Jack stock shelves at the store for half an hour. The footage was then posted to social media by Jack's family, and has since gone viral.
In the post's caption, Jack's sister Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi wrote: "Talk about a stand up young man!!!! My dad took Ziggy to Rouse's yesterday and apparently he was interested in stocking the shelves.
"We all know autism makes going out difficult, and sometimes grocery stores can be a challenge.
"This young man took the time to slow down and allow Jack Ryan to help for over 30 minutes, guiding him as he finished his task."
Delaney added: "He could have ignored him. He could have made an excuse and said he couldn't allow him to help. Instead, he let him have his moment and in turn gave my family a moment we will never forget."
In the video, which was filmed by Jack's father, you can see the pair carefully stocking the shelves with fruit juices and dairy products - showcasing a good bit of teamwork as Jordan hands items to Jack for him to put out:
Delaney said that, while the clip may seem like 'nothing' to others, it meant a lot to their family - also noting that her dad can even be heard saying: "I'm watching a miracle right now."
She has now also launched a GoFundMe campaign for kind-hearted Jordan, having already raised over $25,000 of a $30,000 goal to send him to school.
"Jordan told me he loves math and would like to possibly be an educator someday," Delaney explains in the description.
"All I know is, whatever he decides to do he will excel! Thank you to Jordan for what you did for our Ziggy, we will never forget!"
Donations have been flooding in for the young LAD, with many using the opportunity to praise Jordan for his kindness, and to wish him luck for what will no doubt be a bright future.
Others also shared their own experiences with relatives with autism, with one person writing: "I have a 17 year old son on the spectrum and seeing the kindness of people like yourself reminds me that there are still people in the world who care. Thank you for taking the time to teach. Your family should be very proud of you."
Another person commented: "As the mom of an adult son with an autistic spectrum disorder I just wanted to say thank you for being so patient and kind with Jack. All too often people aren't and that is really sad. The world is a better place because you are in it and are leading by example. God Bless You."
Sounds like we can all learn a thing or two from Jordan. What a guy!
Featured Image Credit: Sid Edwards
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