Fredrick White was just trying to do something good for his fellow men when he went to Goodwill to buy a couple of jackets.
Before the 19-year-old had even paid for a bunch of the store’s secondhand winter coats, however, a stranger in line struck up a conversation with him.
The stranger, Jim Glasgow, was surprised by how many coats were in the teen’s hands. White then told him that he was buying the coats for homeless members of his community.
Glasgow was so stunned by White’s words and his mission, that he snapped a photo of the teen at checkout and sent the picture to his daughter Haley, asking her to post it online as a message of inspiration to others.
When White later saw that the photo of him had gone viral on social media, he was shocked.
“I was at work and I was like, ‘Oh my God, they snapped a picture of me,’” he told WKYC.
White said that he had originally become inspired to buy the coats after reading an online story about people hanging free jackets for the homeless on poles and fences.