Sometimes the smallest acts of kindness come with the greatest rewards, even if you think nobody is watching.

17-year-old Kailen Young was washing windows at the Knoxville, Tennessee, Hardee’s where he works, when he stopped to offer an elderly woman a hand getting to her car in the parking lot.

Sounds simple enough, but not everyone would have left their post to hold her hand and take the slow stroll.

A passerby who was moved by the gesture snapped a photo, which was instantly shared almost 4,000 times on Facebook.VA-teen-shovels-for-man-w walker-FamilyPhotoTeresaAdams-cropped

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Hardees-workers-kindness to elderly-knoxville-newsvideoIn response, the fast food chain gave Young a $1,000 check to reward him for his kindness – which Young said is just a “normal thing for me.”

Bobbi Clare, the woman he assisted, told WBIR-TV, “I felt a little touch of heaven, that kindness and goodness in the world. We need that so much, don’t we?”

Young plans to put the money towards college, where he hopes to get an engineering degree.

(WATCH video below from WBIR) – Photo: David Yardley Facebook, Story tip from Sarah

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