Teen grocery store attendant praised for walking home senior citizen

Teen praised worldwide for his random act of kindness.
Teen praised worldwide for his random act of kindness. Photo: Samantha-Jayne Brady/Facebook

A teen grocery store attendant has been praised around the world for walking a senior citizen home.

Christian Trouesdale's story has gone viral after having his picture taken while walking a 96-year-old man home with his groceries.

Trouesdale, 18, who works part time for Aldi said the man was worried about making the journey home as there were strong winds.

"I asked my manager if it was okay to walk him home and he said that was the right thing to do, so I did," Trouesdale told The Bolton News.

"Then when the gentleman came in a week later, he asked for me and asked if I would do it again and I was very happy to."

The pair chatted about everything from the General Election to the history of Horwich, "He knew lots about everything," said Trouesdale.

Samantha-Jayne Brady, 23, spotted Trouesdale and asked if she could take a photo.

Sharing the image on Facebook, Brady said, "Need to share this, whilst working earlier we watched this lovely lad walking this little old man home. He wasn't very agile, nor fast but Christian walked with him ever so patiently and slowly, chatted along with him and carried his bag for him."

"High 5 to Aldi for letting him do this and high 5 to Christian from Aldi in Horwich for his selfless, thoughtful & caring gesture!"

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Since then, her post has been shared over 75,000 on Facebook.

Need to share this, whilst working earlier we watched this lovely lad walking this little old man home.. He wasn't very...

Posted by Samantha-Jayne Brady on Friday, April 24, 2015

Brady said she wanted to share the image because there aren't enough positive stories about teens.

"There are so many negative stories about young people but the positive ones just aren't seen on a large scale," she said.

Trouesdale said the reaction has been "completely crazy."

"My Facebook is just overflowing with messages; I can't even start to read them all.

"One woman posted on my wall from America saying that she wished there were more people in her country like me, it has been really amazing.

"I went back into Aldi this afternoon and a lady came up and hugged me and said she loved what I had done."

But for Trouesdale the act of kindness is something he said he would normally do.

"My parents have raised me to treat other people like you want to be treated yourself."

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