GOOD NEWS Walmart Employee Literally Gives the Shoes Off His Feet to Homeless Man
A Walmart employee is going viral for an amazing act of kindness.
Phil Bravin Powell was working at the Walmart in Lithia Spring, Georgia, on Friday when he noticed a barefoot homeless man outside the store.
Seeing someone in obvious need, Powell offered the man his sneakers.
Shopper Myrna Kines just happened to notice the incredible act of generosity, and she posted a photo of the shoeless Powell on Facebook.
"I just witnessed this young man take the shoes off of his feet and give them to a man," Kines wrote in the post. "I will be contacting Walmart Corporate to tell them they have an awesome employee!"
WSB-TV reported that Powell’s manager, Mike Kastensmidt, shared Kines' post and revealed that he spoke to Powell when he realized that his employee didn't have shoes on.
He said that Powell explained to him that he had been homeless for most of his life and knew how the man felt.
Kastensmidt said that he offered Powell a pair of shoes of his choice from the store's shoe department.
“He chose a $13.00 pair of slippers,” Kastensmidt said. “That's all he 'needed.'"
Way to go, Phil!