Connie Belle Jenkins Sweet had just finished with her shopping at the Dollar General in her hometown, Griffin, Georgia. As she was about to leave the parking lot she looked up and was completely shocked at what was happening right in front of her.
When she was inside the store she noticed a teen inside near a very helpless old white woman, when she saw what he was doing to her she couldn’t believe her eyes…he thought no one was looking!
Sweet told reporters that she had gone to the store with her nephew, Senquavious Driver, but as they were about to go home, Driver got her attention. An elderly white woman, who they later learned was 81 years-old, was shopping alone for a soda, when everything about her day changed in second.
“We were about to pull off and leave when she was trying to get out of her car, but she was struggling to get on the sidewalk,” Sweet said. “She barely could walk.”
Sweet told FOX 5 Digital Producer Katie Muse the woman almost fell and that’s when Driver told his aunt he thought she needed some help, so he jumped out of the car.
“He helped her in the store and shopped with her and he walked her back out to her car,” Sweet said. “She was only going in for a soda, but she barely could even get in the store.”
The 81-year-old woman told the Griffin High School senior she had recently fallen, injuring her back and face.
“I was in tears taking pictures because he didn’t hesitate to help her, and that made my heart happy,” Sweet told us. “I’m so proud of him because I know and love the lady that raised him, my sissy.”
The young Griffin High Schooler came up behind the helpless woman and hoisted her off the ground, then let her know to lean on him for support into the store. Once inside, he didn’t just pass her off to someone else as their problem. He carefully led her up and down the aisles since a soda wasn’t the only thing she needed, she wanted a friend in that moment and found it in the teen.
He gave her a listening ear and she told him about her recent injuries that made walking next to impossible. Meanwhile, Sweet saw it all from the car and was proud of what she witnessed from her nephew.
She could have easily raised him to see the differences in people and hate someone over their skin color. She could have told him to blame his life struggles on random white strangers who have nothing to do with it.
Griffin showed so much love and mercy for another person he didn’t even know. I bet his mother is VERY proud of him, what a good kid she raised.
Thugs don’t just magically become criminals because of their race, it’s how they were raised, in the same way that behind every good kid is a good parent.
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