Lending a helping hand can go a long way, even to those who think they might not need help.
Alabama teacher Dom Moore was sending off his graduating students when he noticed something was wrong with one of them.
“Leaving graduation today after being there since 7:30 am, I noticed one my students was still there (whom just graduated). I circled back-to-ask what was up he said he didn’t have a ride,” said Moore via Facebook.
Not knowing what to say to his student Moore replied back “I expect big things from you and it’s going to be OK.” The student then took Moore’s offer for a car ride and dinner at The Cheesecake Factory.
After shortly posting about it on Facebook the post instantly went viral to help the young man. Moore shared his Cashapp “$mooredaeducator” asking to help bless his student.
Over $5,000 was raised to help the student get a head start on life. After helping to open a bank account, $500 was taken out and the rest was turned over to a financial advisor.
The student now works at Amazon and is looking to go to college, find housing and purchase a car, according to Moore’s Facebook post.
“Man, I couldn’t imagine graduating high school and my folks not being there. These bonds go beyond the class,” said Moore in an AL.com interview.