This teen’s good deed restores mother’s faith in humanity

Posted at 10:53 AM, Oct 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-30 07:13:29-04

LAFAYETTE, Indiana -- A college football player's act of kindness has gone viral on social media. When Purdue University freshman Tario Fuller II overheard a conversation between a mother and her two-year-old daughter in the toy section of an Indiana Target earlier this month, he took action.

Megan Shufflebarger described what happened in a Facebook post that has since been shared 124,000 times.

"My heart is about to explode," she began. "We were in Target tonight and this younger couple was walking thru the toy aisles listening to Kinley ooh and ahhh and make her birthday list of doll goodies. He asked her which one she picked out and she showed him and said 'yeah and I really lub dis one.'"

Fuller picked up the doll little Kinley loved and walked off.

"I thought it was odd at first, but was quickly distracted with more oohing and ahhing," Shufflebarger said.

Right when Kinley asked where the doll she wanted had gone, Fuller returned with the doll, in a bag with a receipt and wished the little girl Happy Birthday, according to the Facebook post.

"What a reminder to never loose [sic] faith in humanity and to be generous and pay it forward," Shufflebarger said. "To this generous young man, whoever you are, I hope you see this and more importantly, I hope you know what a good young man you are."