Jordan Taylor, a store clerk at a Baton Rouge Rouses is getting nation-wide recognition for showing kindness to an autistic 17-year-old. Thanks to his kindness, others are giving back to him.
A Gofundme account has raised almost $60,000 for Taylor. The fundraiser, entitled "Send Jordan from Rouses to School" was started to spread the word of his kind act and of course, help send him to school. Taylor says he wants to go to college to become a teacher.
The Gofundme was started by the sister of the 17-year-old that Jordan let help stock shelves with him.
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A 20-year-old grocery stock clerk’s kindness to an autistic 17-year-old has resulted in a hefty thank-you college fund for the clerk and a part-time job offer for the teenager.
Jordan Taylor was shelving bottled orange juice Sunday. He tells news outlets Jack Ryan Edwards looked like he wished he could do that, so Taylor asked if Edwards wanted to help.
Edwards’ father made a video of the two working together. Edwards’ sister, Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi, posted it Monday on Facebook and on Wednesday set up a GoFundMe account so Taylor could go to college. More than $54,000 in donations had poured in by Thursday afternoon.
Ali Rouse Royster, a managing partner for the Rouses Markets chain, says the company has offered Edwards a job. She says Edwards’ family is considering it.
To help send Jordan Taylor to school, you can check out the Gofundme page here: https://www.gofundme.com/send-jordan-from-rouses-to-school