Last week Louisiana grocery store worker Jordan Taylor let autistic teen Jack Ryan help him restock a cooler. The story went viral in a big way. Jack’s dad and sister shared the story on all fronts of social media. For his part 20 year old Jordan said he was just being himself. He wanted to help somebody else out and was surprised to get so much national attention. Today Jordan got an even bigger surprise. Jack’s sister found out that Jordan liked math and hoped to one day be a teacher. So she helped set up a Gofundme page last Friday to raise money to help send Jordan to college. The goal was to raise $10,000. That was surpassed before Friday was over. Jack’s sister raised the goal to $100,000. Today Jordan will be handed over $117,000 to go to college. Bravo! And you can still donate simply by clicking here.
WATCH: Baton Rouge supermarket employee Jordan allowed Jack Ryan, who has autism, to help him stock shelves for more than 30 minutes when he showed an interest in the task. Jack Ryan's grandfather called the kind gesture "a miracle in action." pic.twitter.com/2TBcm38AZU
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) July 31, 2018