Good isn’t only in John Goodlett’s name—he embodies it.
When Coty Vincent entered a Tulsa, Oklahoma, Enterprise Rent-A-Car office on July 13, she encountered “one of the most compassionate and caring people” she’d ever met when she came across Goodlett.
A mother of twins, but without a double stroller to accommodate the young boys, Goodlett took the “extra step” by carrying one of the twins as he processed her rental car. Goodlett was assisting Vincent to rent a car after her own vehicle was damaged in a hit-and-run accident.
The sweet gesture by the 25-year-old was captured in a photo and uploaded to Vincent’s Facebook page, where she praised the young man for his exemplary customer service.
“This is John and he works at Enterprise. He’s also a twin and his twin sister is his best friend. While he helped me with my rental due to a hit and run accident, he held one of my twin sons as I don’t have a double stroller,” she wrote. “One of the most compassionate and caring people I’ve ever met. We need more people like John who go that extra step. Be a John.#BeAJohn.”
The photo has since been shared nearly 27,000 times and has gone viral.
In an interview with Today, Goodlett was surprised about the media attention.
“I’m still blown away. It just makes you wonder: What did I do so special? This was something that’s part of my instinctual way to do. It’s kind of shocking to see the world took it as such a big motion,” he told TODAY. “But I hope it helps get the message out that this is the way people are supposed to treat each other every day. We could all help each other and be a little friendlier.”
His good deed didn’t go unnoticed by his bosses at Enterprise. Enterprise made a donation to the North Mabee Boys & Girls Club—a club he’d frequented often as a child—on his behalf.
Vincent was not forgotten either. Enterprise gave her a double stroller for her twin boys.