When Airman Jibril Jennings saw an elderly woman walking home with groceries on a particularly hot day in Oklahoma City, he did what he was trained to do and just jumped right into action.
Jennings, who works as a radio operator on the Airborne Warning and Control System at Tinker Air Force Base, jumped to help load the woman’s groceries into the car before helping her home, according to News9.
What Jennings didn’t know was that someone had stopped to capture his random act of kindness on camera.
“The way that people were driving, I didn’t think that anyone was recording,” he said. “I didn’t even realize that there was anyone around me until someone stopped, parked behind us and put their hazards on while I was helping load stuff into [the] car.”
The woman, identified as Janice Hall, was walking home from a Walmart that was just over two miles from her house.
Hall told the news station that she regularly walks for exercise and that the heat doesn’t bother her.
“I can stand the heat, it doesn’t bother me a bit,” she said. “I’d rather have heat than air conditioning any day.”
The two bonded during the short drive to Hall’s home.
“Once I got into the car, she immediately started talking,” Jennings said. “She reminded me of my grandma, she started telling me about her day.”
And the bond looks like if it will last, with Jennings telling the news station he’s planning to get a few of his fellow airmen to help repair the broken-down ramp outside of Hall’s home.
“That man was really a sweet guy, [I] just couldn’t believe it,” said Hall. “Then he [comes] over here and helped carry this stuff in.”