Stranger pays for teacher’s school supplies in line at Walmart

Stranger pays for teacher’s school supplies in line at Walmart

SAN ANTONIO, TX (WWBT) - The power of kindness was visible at a Texas Walmart as a school teacher worked to find the good Samaritan who bought all of her supplies while she was checking out at a store in San Antonio.

According to KARE, their sister station used social media to find the stranger.

His name is Lester Brown.

"It was the right thing to do. It's what God said to do and it's that simple," Brown told KARE's sister station KENS 5.

What seemed to be a simple, but powerful gesture from Brown became a viral phenomenon.

The teacher, 7th grade instructor Sabrina Drude, was buying spiral notebooks for her students at Scobee Middle School. Brown was right in line behind her.

"I paid it and then she started to cry," Brown recalled to KENS 5. "And then she was going to make me cry, so I looked away."

Brown paid $97 dollars for the supplies.

"I remember I had this hundred-dollar bill with the intention of responding to something in need, and God said to respond," Brown remarked.

"He inspired me and so many others to be kinder and do whatever you can for your fellow human," Drude shared.

And that's exactly what Brown wants. The father of five, pastor, and re-entry specialist for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department has one request:

"I challenge you, whatever it is you can afford, to volunteer at a school, help a family," Brown said.

He added that we can all play a part in making a difference.

KENS 5 reports Drude and Southwest ISD plan to thank Brown in person, hoping he'll get to meet the kids he's helped.

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