One local teacher was searching for a good Samaritan who bought all of her school supplies while she was checking out at the Wal-Mart on DeZavala. Thanks to your help on social media, we found him.
His name is Lester Brown.
“It was the right thing to do. It’s what God said to do and it’s that simple,” Brown said.
What seemed to be a simple gesture from Brown turned into a viral phenomenon.
The teacher he helped is 7th grade teacher Sabrina Drude, who was buying spiral notebooks for her students at Scobee Middle School. Brown was in line right behind her.
“I paid it and then she started to cry,” Brown recalled. “And then she was going to make me cry, so I looked away.”
Brown paid $97 dollars for the supplies.
“I remember I had this hundred-dollar bill with the intention of responding to something in need, and God said to respond,” Brown said.
"He inspired me and so many others to be kinder and do whatever you can for your fellow human,” Drude said.
And that's exactly what Brown wants. The father of five, pastor, and re-entry specialist for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department has one request:
“I challenge you, whatever it is you can afford, to volunteer at a school, help a family,” Brown said.
He added that we can all play a part in making a difference.
“You want people to live better, love thy neighbor. Love thy neighbor means do your part,” Brown said.
Drude and Southwest ISD plan to thank Brown in person, hoping he'll get to meet the kids he's helped.