A Louisiana grocery store clerk who did an extraordinary act of kindness for a teenager with autism has been rewarded for his efforts with a new car and over $100,000 for a college education. Last week, Jack Ryan Edwards, who is autistic and non-verbal, was at a (Baton Rouge) grocery store with his family when he noticed Jordan Taylor, a 20-year-old store clerk, doing his job. Taylor was loading bottles of orange juice into the store’s cooler, while Jack looked on in awe. Jordan says that, even though Jack can’t speak, Jack’s face told him Jordan that he wanted to help. And so that’s just what Jordan did: He let the young man help him shelve the bottled orange juice, encouraging Jack all along. Jack’s father caught the touching interaction on video and Jack’s sister posted it on Facebook.
… In the second of two videos posted by Delaney, a man off-camera asks Jordan where he goes to school. Jordan says that he had graduated high school two years ago and was working on going to college. Delaney started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the young man’s college goals. Within a few days, the campaign had raised $114,000. Meanwhile, Baton Rouge Community College has extended an invitation to Jordan to attend school there.
… It doesn’t end there. A local bank donated a new car to Jordan’s family.
See the current total on the gofundme page HERE
And about that car....
Today, we surprised Jordan Taylor with a free car after he inspired the country with his kind acts toward an autistic teen at @RousesMarkets. Here is the live video of his reaction. Thank you Jordan. We’re #HereForYou! pic.twitter.com/cf1xrfNEan— Neighbors FCU (@NeighborsFCU) August 6, 2018