Are you in need of a heartwarming story that will restore your faith in humanity? Worry not, this one is exactly what you’re looking for. At some point in life, we all reach the conclusion that small things make the life worth living. It’s not about fast cars and expensive houses, life it’s about the kindness of people, solidarity and compassion. The protagonist of this story has it all and impressed everyone with his kind-hearted gesture. Check it out below!
20. Matthew Resendez
Matthew Resendez is the boy who warmed everyone’s hearts with his amazing gesture. He was working at Burger King at that time, not knowing he was about to become famous. His evening was just another usual day of work and serving people until someone arrived at the restaurant.
19. A Customer
His shift was going as usual, until a homeless man entered the restaurant. The man was dressed poorly and drew the attention in the small restaurant located in San Antonio, Texas. The homeless man’s appearance did not phase young Matthew. He knew that people should be treated equally in any circumstance, especially in the workplace.
18. A Big Question
The man approached the counter where Matthew was serving and looked on the menu. The boy noticed that the homeless man only had a handful of coins amounting to approximately 50 cents. The homeless man took some time to ponder his option and then asked a heart-wrenching question.
17. Something To Eat
The man got closer to the cashier’s counter and asked if the small sum is enough to allow him to buy something to eat from the menu. This kind of question would make anyone incredibly sad and Matthew Resendez is no exception from the rule.
16. He Had To Make A Decision
The simple and short answer would probably be ‘no’ and the man would’ve left defeated to another place. But Matthew’s character did not allow this to happen. He had to do something to help the poor man and make sure he took the right decision.
15. A Wish
Instead of refusing the poor man, Matthew kindly asked him what would he like to eat if he were able to afford it. The man answered that he was incredibly hungry and that anything from the menu would be greatly appreciated.
14. Compassionate Young Man
Matthew then informed the man to sit down at a table from the restaurant and wait for his food to be ready. The young boy then ordered a large and filling meal that would definitely cure the man’s hunger. The most surprising thing? Matthew paid for the whole meal himself.
13. A Good Deed
The man thoroughly enjoyed his meal and thanked young Matthew for his generous gesture. After that, Matthew carried on with his job, without knowing someone witnessed the whole scene and the consequences would be so unexpected.
12. Proud Parent
Later that day, at the end of his shift, Matthew went home and told his mother what happened and what he did. Michelle Resendez, Matthew’s mom, was so impressed and please with her son’s actions that she even posted about it on Facebook.
11. Proud Mom Moment
After hearing what her son did, she had to show how much she appreciated his grand gesture. ” Proud mom moment! So proud to be his mom and I can pat myself on the back knowing I’ve played a part in raising this big-hearted young man”, Michelle wrote on her Facebook page.
Matthew’s gesture gained a lot of attention and admiration from family, friends and people who read Michelle’s post. In the upcoming days, Matthew and his mom received tons of words of praise and recognition, which led to the story becoming famous.
9. Positive Reactions
Janie Mora, who also read the post written by Michelle, said “So nice an so kind of him. You raised a beautiful person and we need more young men like him in the world”. Miranda Marie reinforced the previous comment by saying “Such a good young man”
8. Proud Family
The list of people impressed by Matthew’s gesture kept growing. Ruben Jr. Livas, Matthew’s grandfather, responded to Michelle’s post as well. This time, the man congratulated his nephew for his good Christian values and also adding a touching quote.
7. Gaining More Attention
The grandfather added in his comment teaching of the Bible! “Proud of my grandson!”, he wrote. “Matthew 25:35: I was thirsty and you have me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in”. His reference from the Bible attracted even more people.
6. The Grandma
Matthew’s grandma did not forget to show her admiration for her nephew either: “Matthew, you and an amazing young man with a big heart. God will continue to bless you always! Love grandma”, she commented on Facebook. Other people also added words of praise: “Michelle, you and Mark always had good values as long as I known y’all. Y’all did a good job!”
5. There’s More To It
But the story did not end here. Matthew’s impressive gesture at the restaurant did not go unnoticed, because someone was closely watching him. “The story could end there and it would be a happy ending”, Michelle Resendez added to her post.
4. Rewarding Actions
In the restaurant, there was another woman who witnessed the whole thing. She wanted to show appreciation for Matthew’s actions, which she did in the most amazing way. “Not only did she write to the company to let them know about the caring employee that had been working for them, but also rewarded my son with a very generous tip”, Michelle said.
3. Big Tip
Michelle revealed in her post that Matthew received not less than $100 for his good deed. “That was awesome of Matthew to do this. I’m gonna share [the story]. We will have kids with golden hearts…proud of you Matthew…you never know when an angel is watching”, a commenter added.
Many people were impressed by Matthew’s story that the post gained more than 40,000 shares on Facebook! “I need to share this and should be passed on…viral on social media. Act of kindness goes a long way. Great job Matthew!”, Lisa Steve VanAmburg wrote.
Michelle’s post gained more than 160,000 reactions from all around the world. Her proud mom moment received admiration and praise for her wonderful son. He certainly taught us all a lesson about compassion and kindness! Great work, Matthew!