A 7-Eleven storeowner is being praised for his compassion towards a teen he caught shoplifting from his store.
A staff member alerted Toledo, Ohio store manager Jitendra Singh that a suspicious person was stuffing his pockets with snacks. After confirming the activity on the surveillance cameras, Singhconfronted the teen and gave him two options – empty his pockets or he would call the police. The youngster returned the goods and explained that he was taking the items because he was hungry and wanted to feed himself and his brother. Instead of pressing charges, the manager sent the teen back to the aisles to grab pizza, sandwiches and other food – all free of charge.
7-Eleven regular Cedric Bishop witnessed the act of kindness and posted about it on Facebook. He said, “The cashier had the 911 operator on the phone and the owner told her to hang up. The owner [then told the teen], ‘This is not food. You want food, I’ll give you food.” Apparently Bishop was so moved by Singh’s gesture that he gave the teen 10 bucks.
Singh said he always tries to use his position to help the community. “It’s not going to make any difference to me if I give him some food because we make a lot of food, we sell a lot of food,” he noted. “If he goes to jail then he’s definitely not going to do anything good in life.”
Source: Good News Network