High School News

Random Act of Kindness by Junior Wyatt Jones

Posted on: September 24, 2020
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Recently, a Waynesville High School Junior showed compassion and offered a random act of kindness to a stranger.  This stranger took to social media in an effort to express her gratitude to the parents of this young man.  What has come of it, is a viral impact on society that has reached over 200,000 shares as of Thursday, Sept. 24 morning!!!  

This young man by the name of Wyatt Jones, has gone viral with his simple kind gesture.  Wyatt is also a football player for our high school team.  We are proud of Wyatt and his random act of kindness! 


Below is the original post.

guy with a mask and a mcdonalds shirt on
       I am praying this reaches this young mans parents!!!
Tonight as I was leaving football practice with my three kiddos my 4 year old was so tired he started crying and acting a fool as we were getting in the van. My 7 year old daughter started crying because I told her we were having red potatoes as a side for dinner and clearly she wasn’t a fan sooo I threw my hands up and said FORGET it - McDonald’s tonight !!
We go through the drive through order food all three kids are now crying for one reason or the other I go to pay - I LEFT MY PURSE AT HOME. Welp now I wanted to cry. I look at the young man with tears in my eyes just from being stressed and annoyed and say “hun I am so sorry but I have to cancel that order I left my purse at home when we went to football tonight” WITHOUT HESITATION he takes out his wallet and swipes his card before I could even say “no I will be right back!”
I was like wait no hun it’s ok I will come back through then he replies “no it’s totally fine, my pleasure”.
I snapped a quick picture and asked his name to which he replied Wyatt Jones ma’am. I told him I would be right back with cash for him & he tried hard to talk me out of it.
I just want his parents to know how KIND & COMPASSIONATE your son was tonight! He made this stressed out momma pause for a moment and realize this is exactly what we parents are trying to do, raise great humans. Well Wyatt sir, you are an amazing human!!!
I went back and handed him cash and had to make him take it because he didn’t want to take more than he had paid but I wanted him to know that when you put good out in the world it comes back to you ten fold !
Wyatt, do not let this world change your kind heart young man for its people like YOU that will change this world for the better! 
~ Brittany Reed, September 22