Many mothers use social media to vent about the struggles of parenthood. Mother Jodie Johnson is not immune to the stress of life including those stressors related to parenting. She has chosen to post online about the positive moments that have made her proud to be a mom. Her 8-year-old son, Jaron Johnson, has been portrayed on his mother’s Facebook as quite helpful and thoughtful.
On Feb. 28, Johnson posted on Facebook that when she asked Jaron to do his homework, he went above and beyond by not only completing his homework, but also vacuuming, cleaning his shoes, rearranging the living room, and organizing a closet. “To be eight years old, this boy is so responsible! He continues to amaze me,” Johnson wrote.The amazement she has for her son only grew when he was presented with a situation at a Walmart store that would tempt many people into making a selfish decision. While the mother and son walked through the store, Jaron found a hundred dollar bill.
Many people would pocket the cash and consider it their lucky day. Jaron made a different choice. He told his mom about his discovery. Johnson took the bill with the intention of finding the person who had seemingly dropped it by accident.James Grice, 86, was the owner of the wallet from which the bill accidentally fell.
The loss was not insignificant for Grice.It was his grocery money, and he is on a fixed income. Grice did not purchase any groceries that day and thought his $100 would never be returned to him. He told KALB, “When I walked outside of the store I said Lord let somebody that really needs that money, find it. When I turn things over to the Lord, I don’t fool with it anymore.”
When Jaron woke up the morning after finding the bill, he asked his mom to call Walmart to see if there was a report of a missing hundred dollar bill. Grice’s phone rang, of course, with the good news that an 8-year-old boy and his mom wanted to meet to return his grocery money.Grice rewarded Jaron with $20. Johnson experienced a rewarding parenting moment as she realized her son made the right decision even when nobody else was watching.
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