Every time a good deed gets done, the world becomes a better place. The more good deeds that get committed every day, the better and better our lives as human beings get. Whenever I see a good deed take place, it lifts me up. It puts me in a good mood and makes me proud of humanity – and the good deed that nineteen-year-old John Lopez Jr. of Princeton, Texas, did while working in Walmart is enough to remind you about what is good in the world.
As a cashier at his local Walmart, it goes without saying that Lopez is not swimming in money. He makes a measly salary, which has to be carefully budgeted, so he doesn’t overspend on nonessential things. Customers know Lopez to be kind and courteous every time they see him working in the store. That’s why his line usually gets filled up because people are willing to wait to have him check them out.
However, Laci Simms was waiting in line at the same Walmart where Lopez worked and watched him do something amazing. Although Lopez makes a meager paycheck as a Walmart cashier, he was willing to spend that hard-earned money to give someone else a blessing.
“I just witnessed this ‘kid’ pay for a cart of merchandise for a woman in obvious distress about her inability to pay. She was a few people ahead of us, and when she had trouble paying her bill, he stepped in and told her if she’d wait, he would pay her total. Y’all, it was $110 dollars! He is always singing, upbeat, courteous, joyful, and efficient. I don’t know John’s story, but I don’t think he is even 20 years old. He just renewed my faith in humanity and the generation we are raising! Everyone share this, so the world knows what a blessing John is to our community!”
Because Lopez’s good deed did not go unnoticed, Walmart, in partnership with their Walmart Supercenter location in Princeton, Texas, shared an update that included part of Simms’s quote.
“When (this woman) had trouble paying her bill, he stepped in and told her if she’d wait her would pay her total. Y’all, it was $110 dollars! He just renewed my faith in humanity and the generation we are raising!” John is a shining example to all of us this holiday season, and we’re proud he’s on our team.”
Lopez became a sensation. He found himself being interviewed by CBS DFW and said that he never knew he was being watched. While his salary at Walmart usually goes into his savings, this time, he decided to give it all away.
“She started crying, and I was like ‘okay, I got you – I got you,’” John Lopez Jr. said. “I just felt in my heart that the Lord told me I had to help her.”
Lopez was just doing what his parents taught him to do.
“My parents basically taught me if someone needs help, you should be able to help them, and if someone is down, bring them up,” he told DFW. “I make it my goal to at least in one way make someone smile.”