An image of a Texas teenager shielding a woman with an umbrella from the scorching sunlight is racking up kudos across the Internet nearly as fast as the clicks.
‘It was unbearably hot,’ Louis Jordan remembered as he arrived at his mother job’s in Houston to give her a lift back home.
That’s when Jordan saw an elderly woman waiting at a bus stop in the brutal heat, telling ABC affiliate KTRK 7 that his first thought was: ‘I wouldn’t want to be out there in the sun.’
An image of Louis Jordan (L) shielding a woman from the scorching heat has gone viral over the Internet
Bernette Botts (R) has seen this sort of kindness is her son (L) before, saying he risked his life to rescue his grandmother during Hurricane Harvey
Swiftly realizing that an umbrella had been stowed away in the trunk of the car, he grabbed the device and brought it over to help shield the woman from under the sun.
‘Come to find out, it was going to be a little longer for METRO Lift to come and get her,’ he said. ‘So we ended up waiting out there for an hour and 45 minutes.
According to KTRK 7, the two have now built up a strong rapport, with Jordan making it a habit to shield his new friend, Michelle, from the sun whenever he sees her waiting at the bus stop.
‘We laugh, joke,’ when asked what they like to talk about. ‘She’s in a book club. Come to find out, she likes pork chops.’
‘It was unbearably hot,’ Louis Jordan remembered as he arrived at his mother job’s in Houston to give her a lift back home
Jordan’s mother, Bernette Botts, has seen this sort of kindness is her son before, telling the local broadcaster that he risked his life to rescue his grandmother during Hurricane Harvey.
‘She was trapped inside, four feet of water, no power,’ Botts said. ‘He called me back from my mom’s and said, “I got her.”‘
Jordan, his mother says, is a reminder that there is still a lot of good in the world and hopes that these acts of kindness are paid forward by others.
“I am one proud mama,” Botts told the news station, before Jordan chimes in: ‘I pray that God allows me to be used every day.”