Meghann Shaw was running errands at her local Walmart when she saw a kind employee helping a blind navigate the mega-store’s warren of aisles. “No one will ever be able to feel the happiness that overcame me when I saw this,” Shaw told Yahoo Style.
Shaw didn’t think twice about capturing the moment on camera, and then shared the images on Facebook: “I’ve been trying to place the right words into this post for a little while now,” the single mother wrote in the caption.
“Yesterday afternoon, I had to go to Biloxi Walmart to pick up a prescription,” Shaw continued. “While in there I noticed a store associate and an elderly blind man walking hand in hand. She escorted him throughout the store.”
“With all the hate in the world, she gave love,” the single mother wrote. “Without the man seeing her, she showed him pure compassion and love. Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
The Walmart employee turned out to be Brittany Walton, a customer service associate who has worked at Walmart since 2014. “I didn’t wait for a manager to tell me what to do,” Walton told Yahoo Style. “I rushed to help him because it was the right thing to do.”
Somehow, Walton, who prides herself on helping people in need, could sense that Mr. Roy needed some extra help. “I show love and compassion; it’s in my heart,” she said. “I felt he needed help, and I just did it.”
“He was the sweetest man; he really opened up to me, and I just listened,” she said, recalling how the pair shopped together for two hours. “Sometimes what people need is someone to listen because they feel alone.”