Everyone Walks By Family of 3 in Need Outside Store Except 1 NFL Player


When Nashville resident Larry Kloess visited his local Target retail store, he noticed a family of three in the parking lot.

The family was holding up a sign that probably indicated they needed help of some kind.

But like many of us, Kloess didn’t pay too much attention to the sign, or what the family might need.

Once inside the store, however, he saw the family again. This time, Kloess noticed a man alongside them, a man who was placing groceries into the family’s cart.

“While coming down the dairy aisle to get some creamer for coffee, I heard a guy ask “Do you all need any milk?” Kloess wrote on Facebook.

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Kloess recognized the man as Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan.

Kloess said his heart was immediately warmed as he continued his own grocery shopping. He ended up standing behind Lewan and the family at the checkout stand in Target.

“I got to witness his generosity firsthand as he paid for everything the family needed and laughed with the couple’s young daughter, asking what grade in school she was, joking around and keeping a smile on their faces,” Kloess said.

“As I walked outside after checking out, I saw the back of the family’s van packed to the brim with a car-full of blessings from their Good Samaritan.”

As Kloess returned to his vehicle, his emotions were conflicted.

“I thought to myself, “I should have walked up to them and bless them”, and felt a tinge of shame,” Kloess wrote, “but in the end I was so blessed to witness such a beautiful random act of kindness.”

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“Thank you, Taylor,” Kloess wrote. “I’m grateful to have seen your giant heart on display.”

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Watching the scene unfold has not only made Kloess a bigger Titans football fan, but also refreshed his perspective on life.

All of us get absorbed in the day-to-day details of life from time to time, forgetting the big picture of what really matters.

“It was a much needed reminder that life isn’t all about us,” Kloess wrote, “but is about the greater impact we have on the world around us.”

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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