Heartwarming photos of a kind stranger buying shoes for a barefoot teen on the street are blowing up online.
According to a March 23 Facebook post by Ahyan Yerro (who claims to have witnessed the interaction), a man named Kris Carroll was traveling through the Philippines when he spotted a teenager selling flowers and asking for money outside a mall. Yerro shared with Yahoo Style that the 14-year-old boy’s name is Warren and he lives in Pasing City in the Philippines.
Upon noticing that Warren was barefoot, Carroll took him to a nearby Nike store and, after having his feet measured, bought Warren a new pair of $60 sneakers.
Carroll also reportedly asked a saleswoman for the location of a different store to buy Warren clothing. In return for the man’s generosity, the teen offered Carroll his supply of sampaguita (jasmine) flowers. The two then headed off to The SM Store (a department store) and McDonald’s for a meal.
The post, which was loosely translated into English, has received 22K reactions and more than 7,500 shares. In the comments section, Carroll is called a “hero” with “a big heart.”
We think he is, too.
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