Good Sports: A BUSINESS OWNER’S COMPASSION
When Jitendra “Jay” Singh, owner of a 7-Eleven store in Toledo, Ohio, spotted a young thief stuffing his pockets with snacks recently, his first reaction was to instruct an employee to call 911.
But when he confronted the young man and asked him to empty his pockets, he felt compassion when the man said he had just wanted to feed himself and his younger brother.
Asking the employee to hang up the 911 call, Singh instead gave the man a package of more substantial food, including chicken drumsticks, sausage rolls, and a whole pizza. Singh’s act of kindness went viral after a customer who witnessed the scene shared it on Facebook.
“He’s a young kid,” Singh told CBS Evening News. “That will go on his record that he was a thief. He cannot do anything in his life. He will not get a good job. This will not solve his hunger problem.”
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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