A woman is being hailed a hero after she saved two teenage boys from getting arrested for stealing, and her tweet about the incident is going viral.
Nana Asante, a Brit who lives in Florida, wrote:
These two black kids were stealing out of Walmart Security was watching them So I told them whatever you got in your pockets right now walk with me to the register and don’t question me I copped the deodorant they were about to steal for them I couldn’t let them go to jail.
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When I saw it happen I was like, ‘Oh my God.' I saw the security guard walking towards them so I went round the corner, took them and said, ‘Come with me, ask no questions, follow me to the register.’
The little boy said, ‘We’re sorry ma’am,’ and I said, 'You couldn’t ask anybody!?’ The other said their mother had died last year so it was just him, his brother and two little sisters living with their grandmother.
It turns out the boys were just 13 and 14 years old. Touched by their story, Asante gave them all of the money in her purse.
People online praised her quick thinking.
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