Mom in Tears After Black Teen With “Odd” Behavior Approaches Her Little Girl

Mom in Tears After Black Teen With “Odd” Behavior Approaches Her Little Girl

So often we all get caught up in the bad news, the bad behavior of America’s youth. But today we can get caught up in how one young man shows us that many of America’s teens are people of great character and generosity. Read on to see how one young man brightened a two year old’s day!

When a Louisiana woman out birthday shopping with her daughters ran into a young black man who took a doll her daughter was interested in, she didn’t know what to think.

Little did she know that what the young man did was going to make her heart “about to explode” — with happiness. And thanks to social media, she found the man who was responsible.

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In a Facebook posting from Oct. 22, Meghan Shufflebarger describes how she and her three children were in a Target looking over dolls for the 2-year-old birthday girl when the incident started.

“(T)his younger couple was walking thru the toy aisles listening to Kinley ooh and ahhh and make her birthday list of doll goodies,” she wrote. “He asked her which one she picked out and she showed him and said yeah and I really lub dis one.”

The man took the doll from the child and left, Shufflebarger wrote.

“I thought it was odd at first but was quickly distracted with more oohing and ahhing,” she continued. “Kinley asked where the dolly was she picked and I told her it would be okay there are more.”

Mother and daughter didn’t have to worry about another toy, though. In a few minutes the man returned, with that very doll, Shufflebarger wrote, “in a bag with a receipt and told her happy birthday, you enjoy your dolly.”

When Shufflebarger’s posting spread through social media, users helped identify her benefactor as Tario Fuller II, a freshman on the Purdue University football team, according to WTSP.

And Purdue was proud of the young man, reposting Shufflebarger’s posting with a note of its own.

So, Purdue is happy with their young athlete, soon to be 3-year-old Kinley is happy with her new doll, and Shufflebarger is happy to have her faith in humanity restored.

“Seriously,” she wrote. “What a reminder to never loose faith in humanity and to be generous and pay it forward.”

Tario Fuller II never even told this family his name. He simply did a random act of kindness, made a little girl smile and left without trying to gain any credit for it. He obviously knows what’s important. It is young men like Mr. Fuller that give us every reason to see a bright future for this nation. Next time you watch the Purdue Boilermakers play football, remember this great guy and be thankful!

Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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