After the big holiday season of shopping, one Target employee still have some of the holiday spirit in his heart. Because he shared a bit of unexpected kindness with a shopper, the brand new Target cashier earned himself a lot of attention and his story went viral.
The 19-year-old Ishmael Gilbert, who was hired to bulk up the store’s staff during the busy months, was spotted helping an elderly woman. But he didn’t just act nice to her – he went above and beyond what you normally see retail employees doing for customers.
Last January when the elderly woman was in line at Target, she realized that she had only change to pay for her purchase and was nervous because she was holding up the line.
Ishmael kindly reminded the woman that she was not an inconvenience. Without elderly woman like her, there would be no younger people. Then he helped her count her change and make her purchase.
He was PATIENT. He took his TIME. He assured her she was a BLESSING. Not a problem.
While Ishmael knew he was being kind, he wasn’t looking for attention. Little did he know but the woman behind the elderly woman in line was watching – and she took out her cellphone and snapped a picture of Ishmael helping the woman.
After expressing her gratitude to Ishmael directly, Sara Bigler, the Target customer who took the photo, shared the picture and her story on Facebook. Like you can probably guess, it went viral thousands of times over.