Hungry boy asked a stranger for food and this man changed his life forever

Apr 05, 2018
07:14 P.M.
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This teenage boy, who decided to ask for food outside of Kroger, couldn't have imagined that one man was capable of changing his life forever.


According to Historias Gurú, Chauncy Jones, a 16-year-old high school student was desperately trying to find a job in order to help his mother to pay the bills.

He decided to go ask for food outside of Kroger and asked Matt White if he could help him carry his groceries to his car in exchange for some donuts.

According to Shareably, White, a Memphis-based 30-year-old singer and songwriter, was immediately intrigued by the boy.

According to People Celebrity, the man decided to give the teen and his mother, 61-year-old Barbara Black, several bags of groceries to go with those donuts Jones wanted.


According to Fox 59, White wrote about the experience in a Facebook post that already went viral, claiming that Jones looked ashamed, hungry and broken.

Jones told white he lived with his mother and this was his only chance to get food that day. White also learned that the boy was a straight-A student.

White also discovered that the boy’s major dream was to own a landscaping business to help his family and his community by being a small business owner.

Matt was shocked when he arrived at the Jones' small apartment and found no food in the fridge or furniture in the rooms.


The teenage boy and his mom, who used to iron clothes until she developed several health problems, were sleeping on the floor because they didn't have beds.

White decided to start a GoFundMe to help Jones get a lawnmower, but the story quickly went viral and the page raised over $340,000 dollars.

He now has all that money in the bank to use toward college and a new home, along with the job he always dreamt about.