Part of being a good son or daughter means tending to the needs of your aging parents. After all, they cared for us when we were growing up, so it’s only right that we should return the favor during their time of need.
However, due to hectic lives and other commitments, it’s just not always possible to be there for them 24/7.
This is one of the biggest reasons why having social connections is so important. When you’re a member of a tight-knit community, there is always someone around to lend a helping hand. It’s something that Tiki Joyner Edwards and her family know about on a profound and personal level.
Edwards’ parents are getting older and beginning to have health issues.
For them, their saving grace came in the form of a young man that lives nearby in their neighborhood. Despite having no blood relation to the family, he heads over every day to check up on the parents and see if they need anything.
Edwards shared this touching story about a neighborly act of kindness in a Facebook post a few months back, and it immediately went viral for all the best reasons.
Her words of praise, along with the accompanying images of the boy assisting her parents, are guaranteed to warm your heart.
“I just want to take a moment and recognize this sweet fella that lives across the street from my parents. He checks on them every day and has grown to love and care for them deeply,” wrote Edwards.
The 15-year-old’s name is Romemylion Mitchell, and he’s simply been like a guardian angel for the family.
He has always been willing to help whenever the elderly parents needed some assistance.
“He rides with Dad to the store, helps him shop and brings the groceries in.. he cuts the grass and whatever they may need. Not many 15 yr olds would take the time to care and be there for elderly neighbors.”
And it’s so true. Between schoolwork, hanging out with friends, and other social activities, helping elderly neighbors are often the last thing on most teenagers’ minds.
Most kids wouldn’t even think about doing what Romemylion does, at least not without expecting compensation.
However, Romemylion isn’t your average teen. Every day, he drops by to see how things are going with absolutely no expectation of being compensated. He helps simply because he is a good-hearted person.
And Edwards and her parents really appreciate the young man.
They love the teen just as much as he loves them, and over the years, he’s become very close to the family. Which is why when Edwards’ mom Cianne was admitted to the hospital recently, Romemylion rushed over immediately to make sure she was okay.
“When he saw Mom today he busted out crying and just held her tight.. what a blessing and just wanted to pass on something heartwarming instead of the sad news we see and hear every day,” wrote Edwards.
It makes us so happy to see young people making such a positive impact in the world. There are still a lot of youngsters out there like Romemylion who respect their elders and are willing to dedicate their time and energy to helping those in need. There are a million other things this young man could be doing with his time, but he chooses to use it to help his neighbors. For that, the Edwards family will always be thankful.
Here’s Tiki Joyner Edwards’ Facebook post describing the teen’s kindness.
What do you think of Romemylion’s story? Let us know in the comments section. Also, please be sure to share his story with your family and friends.