Bob Malloy, 95, was concerned about going all the way home with his bag of groceries after shopping on a very windy day. He approached Christian Trouesdale, an 18-year-old stock assistant at the shop, and asked if he could assist. The thoughtful adolescent reacted by walking with him all the way home, holding Bob’s hand in his right hand and carrying Bob’s goods with his left, all while maintaining a warm grin on his face.
“I asked my boss if it was okay if I walked him home, and he agreed it was the proper thing to do, so I did,” Christian added.
It took the two a while, but Christian was patient and polite, and they ultimately arrived at Bob’s house.
“We had a great conversation about everything from the General Election to Horwich’s history — he knew a lot,” Christian added.
“This afternoon, I walked back into Aldi, and a lady came up to me and hugged me, saying she appreciated what I had done.”
Samantha-Jayne Brady was moved by the sight of a lovely and patient adolescent bringing an elderly guy home, so she snapped a photo of them and complimented the young man online:
“I feel compelled to share this, earlier today, while working, we saw this wonderful youngster escorting this tiny elderly man home. He wasn’t very nimble or quick, but Christian gently and slowly walked beside him, conversing with him and carrying his luggage for him. It was a wonderful sight to watch, and they looked to be having a pleasant conversation along the way.”
“Aldi gets a high five for allowing him to do this, and Christian from Aldi in Horwich gets a high five for his unselfish, considerate, and kind act! I want want this young man to be recognized at work, so if this has given you a newfound hope in humanity, PLEASE SHARE! Samantha stated, “There are still good individuals out there.”
A week later, Bob returned to the store in search of his new buddy Christian: “Then, a week later, when the gentleman came in, he asked for me and asked if I would do it again, and I said yes,” Christian explained.
Bob Malloy, 95, was questioned about his experience and told it: Bob explained, “I walked into Aldi and this young kid came up to me and asked if I needed any help, and I replied sure.” “So he took up a basket and asked me what I wanted, and he placed everything in it for me. When I went home, I thanked him for his assistance, which I appreciated. After the first time, I got to know him and found him to be a truly lovely young man.”
“There aren’t many boys in the world like him. It is him who ought to be thanked,” Bob said enthusiastically.
People from all around the world have praised Christian for his act of compassion, and their lovely photo has been shared more than 50,000 times online. Christian had no idea and stated it was just something he does on a regular basis:
“This is just something I would typically do; my parents trained me to treat others as I would like to be treated,” Christian explained.
Christian’s classmates congratulated him after seeing the message on the internet.
Paul Canning, a director at Christian’s High School, stated, “Christian’s deeds did not surprise me; he is a genuinely wonderful man.” “It’s wonderful to hear good news about teens; the vast majority of teenagers are like this.”
Christian and Bob have become friends, and they get to see one other once a week.