Memphis Teen Who Offered To Carry Groceries For Food Gets Over $200K In GoFundMe Donations
One small act of kindness helped 16-year-old Chauncy Jones Black go viral.
One small show of kindness help 16-year-old Chauncy Jones Black go viral.
It started earlier in the month, when the Memphis teen offered to carry a strangers groceries in exchange for food. Though Black wants to own his own business one day, for now he tries to help his mom out by doing odds jobs.
Matt White detailed his inspirational encounter with Black in a Facebook post that has been shared more than 11,000 times.
“I just met the most inspiring person ever,” White wrote. “His name is Chauncy. He's a 16 year old from Memphis. He had taken the bus at 9:00 at night to get to the "rich people's Kroger" on Highland as he called it. He approached me while I was shopping for produce asking if he could help me carry my grocery bags to my car in exchange for buying him a pack of glazed donuts. This kid looked like he had been turned down 100 times. He looked ashamed, hungry and broken.”
White ended up buying the boy donuts, plus groceries. “I asked him if he was by himself and he said that he had come all the way out here with the hopes of someone buying him something to eat because he and his mother had nothing at home,” White explained. “He had no phone, a bus pass, and he was depending on the graces of a stranger to feed him within the hour before the bus left. So, needless to say, he and I went on a shopping spree.”
White has since started a GoFundMe account for his “new hero,” and it's already raised more than $210,000.
Watch Black share his story below.