A Texas teacher was brought to tears after a total stranger bought $97 worth of school supplies for her to use with her students.
Scobee Middle School seventh-grade science teacher Sabrina Drude was buying spiral notebooks for her students at a local Walmart when a man behind her in line offered to pay for them, KENS reported. The good Samaritan was later identified as Lester Brown.
“I paid it and then she started to cry,” Brown told KENS. “And then she was going to make me cry, so I looked away.”
The father-of-five is a pastor and a re-entry specialist at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. His kind act was shared all throughout social media and quickly went viral.
“I remember I had this hundred-dollar bill with the intention of responding to something in need, and God said to respond,” Brown recalled, reports WGN-TV. “You want people to live better, love thy neighbor. Love thy neighbor means do your part.”
Drude and Brown are staying in touch.
“I would love for more people to be influenced by [the story],” Drude said. [It] has started some great conversations about teachers and education.”
“The school that she was at, it was not likely that all the students would be able to get the items that she got,” Brown said. “That just kind of struck me, as ... ‘I get that.’”
“It was the right thing to do,” Brown added. “It’s what God said to do and it’s that simple.”