Here is your feel-good story of the day. When Senquavious Driver, a high school senior from Griffin, Georgia, noticed an elderly woman struggling to enter a Dollar General on Sunday, October 2, he instinctively jumped out of the car to assist her. Then Driver took it one step further: He helped the 81-year-old with her shopping and escorted her back to her vehicle.
Driver’s aunt Connie Bell Jenkins Sweet, who was with her nephew, captured the tender moment on her phone and shared the images with Fox5 Atlanta, which then posted them on the Facebook page Love What Matters. The story received 63,000 likes and more than 2,000 comments.
“Awesome to see the younger generation lending a hand to someone who is in need,” wrote one person, while another raved, “That’s a great young man there, with great parents … the world needs more of him!”
Driver, 17, tells Us Weekly that he and his aunt were pulling out of the parking lot when he witnessed the elderly woman nearly trip over the curb. “I saw a lot of grown men and women walking past and getting in their cars and nobody was helping,” says the varsity basketball player. “So I went over to her.”
While browsing the aisles, the senior citizen — who recently fell and injured herself — confided that she is used to people ignoring her, the student tells Us.
Sweet couldn’t be more proud. “I was in tears … because he didn’t hesitate to help her, and that made my heart happy,” she told Fox5 Atlanta. “I’m so proud of him because I know and love the lady that raised him, my sissy.”
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