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Elderly Man Pays For Black Man’s Groceries To Affirm That “Black Lives DO Matter”

The compassionate gesture was meant to inspire peace in a country that is fighting because of racial inequality.

Credit: YouTube

Credit: YouTube

Free groceries are about as rare as apologies for racial inequality, but an African American man received both last week. Comedian Sampson McCormick was preparing to pay for his groceries at a store in Oakland, California when an elderly gentleman approached him and pushed his money away.

According to Insider Edition, the man, whose named is Samuel, wanted to pay for McCormick’s $20-worth of groceries to apologize for racial inequality in the United States. Stunned, Sampson allowed him to.

After the compassionate gesture, the pair took a photo together. Before separating, Samuel gave McCormick a fist bump and said, “Black lives do matter.”

In an interview with the Huffington Post, the comedian stated that he hopes the inspiring story of “Mr. Samuel” will help bring unity in the wake of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. He said:

Love does exist in the world. It’s really important for us to come together and, however we can, extend acts of love toward one another because we really do need more love in the world.

A video of the kind deed follows:

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