These times a tough for sure.. However, there are good people doing good things everywhere...
And.... In fact... Random acts of kindness still exist: For example::A 94-year-old street vendor in Santa Ana, Calif. was brought to tears by the kindness of a stranger and the generosity of many. .
Jose Villa Ochoa, was very emotional, because of the kindness shown by 28-year-old Kenia Barragan.
The street vendor shared with Kenia how he has to work selling tamales because no one would hire him due to his age.
"He can barely afford to buy his coffee and bread in the morning to eat and doesn’t have money to pay for a phone, let alone his medication. I found all this out, just by taking a few minutes out of my day to acknowledge a stranger," said Barragan through an Instagram post.
Kenia then decided took to social media asking if anyone wanted to help Ochoa.
"We raised over $84k in just a week!!! My heart is touched. Thank you to everyone that donated, supported, and reached out," said Barragan in a Facebook post.
In addition to the money raised, "Barragan also purchased Jose a new wheelchair and got him a new pair of shiny black shoes,"
Barragan said, that she felt for Ochoa, having older parents herself and that she would hate to see her dad out selling tamales and barely making ends meet.
"I hope people take care of our community. We need to take care of each other. Even if you can’t give money — donate a prayer, give something back, take the time to get to know someone".
In a time when we need it, stories like this that remind us of the goodness that still exists in this world, especially during these tough times and how your random acts of kindness, no only helps… it can also inspire others.