Forget all the bad stereotypes about teenagers – sullen, anti-social, only speak in grunts and selfies. This story of a teenage Aldi worker who walked an elderly customer home, chatting all the way, has warmed the cockles of the internet this week.
18 year-old Christian Trouesdale from Manchester works at Aldi stacking shelves. On Friday he was snapped walking an elderly customer home and it was posted to Facebook by Samantha-Jayne Brady, who wrote of Trouesdale’s act of kindness:
“High 5 to Aldi for letting him do this and high 5 to Christian from Aldi in horwich for his selfless, thoughtful & caring gesture!” she wrote.
“It was a lovely thing to witness and they seemed to be having a good chit-chat along their way.”
The post has been shared more than 70, 000 times online and Trouesdale has been swamped with messages of support and goodwill.
So there’s no need to despair about teenagers, the kids are alright and this small act – and the response to it – is a reminder that kindness to our fellow man can be an underrated thing in the times we live in.