A Heartwarming Act of Kindness

Teen raises $186,000 for 81-year-old Walmart worker so she can pay off her mortgage and finally retire

As we grow older, we are often reminded to help those who are less fortunate than us. It’s a simple concept, yet it seems that acts of charity and giving have become less common in our society. But every now and then, a story comes along that reminds us of the beauty of going above and beyond for strangers in need.

In this particular story, Devan Bonagura from New Jersey noticed an older woman working at his local Walmart store. He couldn’t understand why she was still working at her age instead of enjoying her retirement. Touched by her situation, he decided to do something extraordinary that would make waves on the internet.

Devan shared a short video on TikTok, showing the 81-year-old woman named Nola Carpenter sitting at the break room table in the middle of her shift. The video quickly went viral, garnering over 30.8 million views and 4.6 million reactions.

Nola had been working at the same Walmart store for over 20 years, trying to earn enough money to pay off her mortgage. Devan couldn’t bear to see her struggling, so he created a fundraiser titled “Let’s help Nola retire” to help her out.

However, Devan faced resistance from the store manager, who demanded that he delete the video and fundraiser. The manager claimed that the business was being threatened as a result. But Devan stood his ground, determined to help Nola no matter what.

In a heartwarming turn of events, Devan surprised Nola with a visit and transferred $110,000 raised through the fundraiser into her account. But Nola still had a remaining balance of $60,000 on her mortgage. So, Devan decided to keep the fundraiser open until it reached a total of over $186,000.

Finally, Nola could afford to retire and no longer had to worry about working. She expressed her gratitude towards Devan for his incredible act of kindness. She plans to continue working during the upcoming holiday season, but she will retire at the beginning of 2023.

We can’t help but be inspired by Devan’s selfless actions. His kindness has made a significant difference in Nola’s life, and we are thrilled that she can now retire in peace. Let’s spread the positivity by sharing this heartwarming story online. The world needs more people like Devan who go above and beyond to help others in need.