Melody Teh

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Tue, 28 Apr, 2015

Teenager becomes internet hero after helping a 96-year-old man home

Teenager becomes internet hero after helping a 96-year-old man home

Forget all the stereotypes about teenagers. Christian Trouesdale, an 18-year-old who stacks shelves at Aldi in the UK, was snapped walking a 96-year-old customer home, carrying his groceries and having a lively chat.

The good deed was caught on camera by fellow customer, Samantha-Jayne Brady, who wanted to share the act of kindness.

She wrote on her Facebook: “High 5 to Aldi for letting him do this and high 5 to Christian from Aldi in Horwich for his selfless, thoughtful & caring gesture! It was a lovely thing to witness and they seemed to be having a good chit-chat along their way.”

"I desperately want this lad to get some kind of recognition from his workplace so if this gave you a little more faith in mankind PLEASE share! Good people still exist."

The Facebook post has been shared 70,000 times and Trouesdale has been swamped with messages of support.

He told The Bolton News it was the second time he had walked the pensioner home.

"I asked my manager if it was ok to walk him home and he said that was the right thing to do, so I did"

"We had a good chat about everything from the general election to the history of Horwich – he knew lots about everything."

Trouesdale’s caring gesture show that even the smallest act of kindness can have a big impact. 

Supermarket worker who walked old man home spreads joy around the world

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