Sometimes it’s the simplest gestures which have the biggest impact on others.
Keith Kiel was shopping at a Publix supermarket on August 9th when he witnessed a beautiful and random act of kindness.
That evening, Gage Boucher, an employee at Publix encountered a elderly man on his shift who could not bend over to tie his shoes. Boucher gently asked if he could be of assistance, squatted on the floor, and carefully tied each shoe for the gentleman. The man then offered to pay for the kind act, but he refused.
Kiel witnessed the entire interaction and took a photo he then uploaded to Facebook:
“I have never seen that in a long, long time; other than opening a door for someone. And I was touched. I actually physically got a little emotional and when I fumbled for my camera and thought, ‘please just let me get this shot,’” Kiel told Fox 4 News.
Boucher said he was surprised by all of the attention this was getting. That night he went right back to work, because he believed what he had done was no big deal, he was simply being kind.
“Just like, do it, I guess. Just start being kind. If you see someone who needs help, just help them out,” He told reporters.