I believe we have a duty to report, discuss, and debate all of the heartbreaking situations taking place in our world. I think these discussions make us more open-minded and empathetic as a population. But with all of the tragedy we’ve been shocked with over the past few weeks, it’s also imperative that we shed light on the incredible acts of kindness we witness, too.
Enter the story of John, an Enterprise Rent-a-Car employee who stepped in to lend a helping hand to a mom in need.
According to a post on the Love What Matters Facebook page, Coty Vincent, a mom of twins, was a victim of a hit-and-run and was trying to rent a car from Enterprise with both kids in tow. As any mom knows, sometimes the best laid plans can go awry when kids are involved.
According to Coty, John stepped right in and held one of her twins while she was trying to get all of the paperwork sorted. She didn’t have a double stroller for the twins and was literally out of hands, Coty tells Babble.
She went on to say in her post that John was “one of the most compassionate and caring people I’ve ever met. We need more people like John who go that extra step.”
When we spoke to Coty, she added, “As a mom of twins, simple gestures go a long way so it was a great feeling that John recognized I needed help.”
And the Internet agrees. The Facebook post has quickly gone viral, garnering over 53k likes and 3k shares in less than six hours. It even caught the attention of Enterprise Rent-a-Car corporate, who’ve responded in the best way ever — by rewarding John for his act of kindness and even offering to buy Coty a double stroller for her twins.
Coty commented on this Facebook post, praising John and the Enterprise family for their generous gift, writing:
“I cannot thank you all enough. Im so blessed from the day I found out I was having twins. The good Lord knew I could handle the honor of raising these boys and the angels on this Earth have just made things easier with this stroller. I have been confined to my home and grocery store trips by myself for the past eleven months. This stroller will give us a whole new take on life! God bless you Enterprise and all the generous offers from the public!”
As John proves, it takes as much time to be a jerk to someone as it does to help them. In a split second, you could be the person that changes someone’s day for the better. John is the kind of person that can unite us all and show the better side of humanity.
When we asked John what he thinks of all the attention, he told Babble,
“I’ve never had this much attention, especially for just doing my job. I was a college athlete so I try to take the hard work it took on the football field and apply it in the branch. And it’s really motivating to see people like who I am and what I do.”
Coty ends her Facebook post with the hashtag “#BeAJohn.” I, for one, would like to see this trending all over social media.