Officer Groce had been impressed with Caleb Harris after seeing him help a customer who is legally blind. Harris stayed with the customer, even guiding his cart to help him do all of his shopping.
“If I see someone that needs help, I am going to help them regardless. I feel like it’s part of my job,” Harris said.
Groce was returning to the store with money raised as part of a pay it forward donation. She met Caleb, asked him to step outside, and that’s where she surprised him with almost $5,000.
“As you can tell in the video, I didn’t know what to say. I was kind of taken aback,” Harris said.
The financial blessing couldn’t come at a better time for him. He plans to use part of the money to buy a car to get to and from work, give a portion to his church and help others he knows are in need — which includes his mother, who has been battling cancer and finished her last treatment of chemotherapy.