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Elderly Lady Walks Groceries Home In Brutal Heat When Airman Stops Her Not Knowing He’s On Film

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Janice Hall struggled to get her walker full of grocery bags back home in the Oklahoma heat. The 71-year-old woman had been out running errands all day without a car.

After making stops at the post office, Walmart, and the bank, she still had two more miles to trek before she reached home.

Janice is used to getting around by herself without a vehicle, but this day was particularly hot and humid. It was very clear she could use some assistance along the busy road, but everyone just kept driving past her. That was, until Jibril Jennings, an airman from Tinker Air Force Base, drove by.

The airman spotted Janice and quickly realized she was being ignored by his fellow drivers.

He refused to pass her by without doing his part to help.

So he pulled over and started loading Janice’s grocery bags into his trunk. Meanwhile, they had no clue another driver had pulled up behind them, recognized Jibril’s act of kindness, recorded it, and then posted it online, where it went viral with millions of views.

The person who filmed this heartfelt moment watched as the pair got into Jibril’s car and drove off toward Janice’s home two miles down the road.

The story isn’t over there, however … because during this impromptu car ride, a very special friendship began to form.

Footage provided by KFOR Oklahoma City

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