A kind couple was out shopping at a Target in Lafayette, Indiana when they overheard a 3-year-old discussing with her mother about her birthday wish list. Kinley, 3, was out shopping with her mother, Megan Shufflebarger, only a few days before her birthday!
Kinley was admiring all of her possible birthdays presents at the store when the young couple chuckled, and the young man asked her which doll was her favorite.
“My heart… We were in target tonight and this younger couple was walking thru the toy aisles listening to Kinley ooh and aah and make her birthday list of doll goodies,” Megan shared in a post online.
“He asked her which one she picked out and she showed him and said, ‘yeah and I really lub dis one.’”The couple laughed a bit more while looking at the doll, and then they walked away with the doll in hand.
“They chuckled and he walked off with the doll and said try to stay over here. I thought it was odd at first but was quickly distracted with more oohing and ahhing. Kinley asked where the dolly was she picked and I told her it would be okay there are more.”
After a few more minutes of looking at the toy section, the young man came back with a bag and handed it to Kinley. Inside was her favorite doll and a receipt of purchase.
“He came back a few minutes later with her doll, in a bag with a receipt and told her happy birthday, you enjoy your dolly.”
This unexpected act of kindness melted Kinley’s mother’s heart.
“Seriously. What a reminder to never lose faith in humanity and to be generous and pay it forward,” she wrote. “To this generous young man, whoever you are, I hope you see this and more importantly, I hope you know what a good young man you are.”
It was learned that the kind young man is Tario Fuller, a 19-year-old freshman at Purdue University who plays for their football team. He’s a humble young man, and declined numerous interview requests from the media.
“He just did this out of the kindness of his heart,” shared Matt Rector, the athletics communication director at Purdue. “He’s received tons of interview requests, but he just wants to let it be where it is; a random act of kindness, and get no credit for it.”
Both Purdue and Target shared Tario’s act of kindness for Kinley and thanked him for helping make a sweet 3-year-old smile for her birthday.
You are Loved.