A Kentucky Teen Uses His Earnings To Pay An Elderly Man’s Shopping Bill


October 28, 2020

Generosity comes from unexpected places.

Last Friday, while grocery shopping at Kroger in Covington, Kentucky, Jennifer Smith saw an act of kindness that blew her away. An older man in front of her was short $33.00 for his food, and instead of having his items put back, the teen bagging his groceries, Teo Jordan, slipped $35 out from his pocket and paid the balance off. She took to her Facebook page to praise his kindness.

“In a world where only bad and horrible things get the most attention. After I saw the generosity of this young man, I asked if I could take his picture and put it on FB. That I wanted to share his good deed with others, he was kind enough to let me do so,” Smith wrote. “I am hoping it gets shared and makes it back to his family to show what a good man they are raising. For those that gripe that millennial’s aren’t worth much, Mr. Jordan showed that they are doing amazing things, and we might get through these times and be ok.”


This needs to go viral  This is Teo Jordan. He is a young man that works at the Kroger in Covington on Madison Ave….


Posted by Jennifer Smith on Friday, October 23, 2020

After school, the 18-year-old works at the store to save up for a car but said he was happy to use a bit of his savings to help the senior citizen.


“I wanted to help the guy. I saw that he didn’t have the money for all the groceries that he wanted,” Jordan told WLWT-TV. “The cashier told him he would have to put some of the things back, so I just thought in my head I would give him this $35 so he could have all the food that he wants.”

The message did get back to his family. Jordan’s mom Stephanie Burton told WLWT that she’s proud of her son for listening and using the lessons she’d taught him as a child.

“I am proud of Teo. I’m overwhelmed with joy,” she told reporters. “You try to instill in your kids right and wrong but you don’t know if they comprehend it, so, I’m proud of him. He was listening.”


His reason for helping the man is inspiring and something we can all remember during these trying times.

“Just treat people the way you want to be treated,” Jordan said. “Always help out if someone needs it.”

Currently a senior at Holmes High School and a member of the basketball team, Jordan hopes to attend the University of Kentucky and study marketing, WCPO reported.


Thank you for the reminder, Teo!

Photo Credit: WTHR

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