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'Watching a miracle': Grocery store employee helps young man with autism in the sweetest way

Praise is being heaped on a grocery store employee in Louisiana after he allowed a young customer with autism help him with stocking the shelves.

It was 17-year-old Jack Ryan Edwards who was shopping with his dad when he realised he wanted to help out in the grocery store, the Rouses Market in Baton Rouge. 

Jordan Taylor is the wonderful employee who noticed Jack watching him refill the coolers, so he offered to show him what do.

Jack's sister, Delaney Edwards Alwosaibi shared the video of what happened on Facebook, writing, "talk about a stand up young man!!!!"

According to SunnySkyz, she went on to say, ''we all know autism makes going out difficult, and sometimes grocery stores can be a challenge. This young man took the time to slow down and allow Jack Ryan to help for over 30 minutes, guiding him as he finished his task.'' 

''He could have ignored him. He could have made an excuse and said he couldn't allow him to help. Instead, he let him have his moment and in turn gave my family a moment we will never forget."

What makes the whole thing even sweeter is that you can hear Jacks' father say in the video, "I'm watching a miracle right now."

Pass us the tissues! 

People commented, ''this is the news I like to see'' and ''this is cute! It’s nice to see an employee be compassionate to this young man!''

Delaney was so impressed by what Jordan did, that Jack's family they decided to start a GoFundMe page to help raise money to help him get to college, because  Jordan wants to be a teacher one day. 

The page has raised $33,000 within 24 hours.

Good deeds do pay off – it looks like everyone gained something from Jordan's generous gesture.

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