Garrett Johnson gave a homeless man his footwear, and a video of the faculty scholar and soccer participant’s good deed went viral, profitable him reward as an excellent Samaritan, The Knoxville News Sentinel noted.
The College of Tennessee walk-on has been drawing widespread consideration after a video exhibiting his generosity made the rounds on social media.
In a post to Twitter, Johnson explains that he was strolling to get meals one night time when he got here throughout a homeless man who “couldn’t stroll as a result of his ft have been hurting from the torn footwear he had on.”
The faculty scholar instantly backtracked to fetch two pairs of footwear to provide to the person, recognized as “Lala.”
Within the video, he’s seen serving to the person strive on the footwear.
“These are snug tennis footwear,” he tells “Lala” within the video, in keeping with The Knoxville Information Sentinel. “They’re New Balances. Do they really feel good?”
The person asks if they’re free earlier than accepting the footwear.
“Don’t know these folks however I do care,” Johnson mentioned in his tweet.
The act of kindness comes amid preparations for a day heart to be constructed by the Metropolis of Knoxville to offer shelter to the homeless who sleep underneath the Broadway viaduct underneath Interstate 40, The Knoxville Information Sentinel famous.
In keeping with the latest information, compiled in 2016, greater than 9,000 folks in Knoxville have obtained some sort of homeless companies whereas the variety of chronically homeless folks is estimated to be round 300, 10 News reported.
Town has risen to deal with the state of affairs by approving $500,000 for varied homeless companies, The Knoxville Information Sentinel mentioned.