Photo of Kind Teenagers Helping a Homeless Man Goes Viral

March 1, 2018 Updated: September 26, 2019

An Ohio woman has described how she was “sobbing her eyes out” after witnessing three teenage boys donating money to a homeless man.

Jenna Steele was driving in Toledo on Feb. 25 when she saw students Isaac Reed, Zach Renaud, and Deshaun Wood get out of their car to talk to a local homeless man who was begging.

She then saw the trio pull out their wallets and give the man some money.

Amazed, Steele took a picture that she then posted to Facebook with her account of what she had witnessed.

She wrote: “I just sat at the corner of Jackman & Alexis sobbing my eyes out. A car of three teenage boys pulled in to the gas station, parked their car, they all got out and one by one took their wallets out and handed this homeless man some cash. They then shook his hand and went on their way.

“Let’s stop giving attention to the youth that do these horrible acts and start giving attention to THESE kind of kids. Maybe we will start a new kindness trend & make kids famous for these kind of things.”

The post has since been shared nearly 70,000 times on the social network, with one person commenting, “I still believe there are a lot of good kids out there, they just aren’t publicized. Great job guys!”

Isaac Reed, one of the boys in the picture, also commented, saying that what had happened was part of a video project the students were involved in.

He wrote, “My friends and I decided we will make a YouTube channel talking to homeless people hearing their stories and giving them food and supplies.”

Steele told International Business Times that the three boys had been in contact with her to thank her for posting the picture.

She said, “They just wanted to thank me for spreading the positivity further. Wow! THAT is how I choose to look at our youth. Amazing young men! Thank you for being the light in this sometimes ugly world.”

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