Facebook post from local Walmart showing act of kindess goes viral
Friday, August 25, 2017
EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A Facebook post of an Evans Walmart employee helping an elderly woman has gone viral on social media.
Brittany McKee says she was walking through the store with her husband when they saw an elderly woman who collapsed.
Brittany is a registered nurse and was able to help the woman. Employees from the store called paramedics. What happened next has a lot of people talking on social media.
Manager Jason Lewis saw the elderly woman begin to lose her balance while sitting up. So he immediately got down on the ground with the elderly woman.
He began holding her up. Brittany says a gentleman walked over, knelt down, and began praying over Jason and the woman.
For nearly thirty minutes, the two sat on the ground. They talked about life Jason says.
While all of this was going on -- Brittany snapped a picture of the two on the ground. She then posted it on Facebook and shared the story.
"This right here is real life, this is what it's all about, not hate," she wrote.
Thousands of likes, shares and comments later this story is warming the hearts of people on social media.
Jason says he had no idea Brittany took the picture. He was in a meeting when the post began blowing up online. His phone kept going off and he put it on silent until the meeting was over.
His wife texted him and told him to check Facebook.
He was humbled by the impact this is happening on people. He says he really didn't do anything out of the ordinary -- he was just doing what anyone else would do. "That's how my parents do it. I just wanted to live a good life and that's just one of the results of it -- being able to render help when it's actually needed," he says.
Jason says the woman was taken to the hospital and hopes she is doing okay.
He hopes this inspires people to do more for another one.