Memphis teen’s polite offer leads to more than $250,000

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — People around the world are rallying behind the story of one Memphis teen trying to make it out of poverty, WMC reports.

And as a result of kindness, a GoFundMe page has exploded with more than $250,000 in donations.

When 16-year-old Chauncy Jones approached shopper Matt White last week about food, the man responded by buying him a whole cart of groceries.

The page was initially setup to provide Jones with approximately $250 for a lawnmower, but it’s become much more than that. White said the page “caught fire,” and donations started pouring in.

Now White wants to make sure the money is put to good use. A trust is being established to dedicate the money to Chauncy’s education and helping his family move into a new house.

Here is White’s original Facebook post: