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Teen selflessly takes care of elderly neighbors and their daughter shares touching photos
The 15-year-old checks on the couple daily and helps them with chores, all out of the goodness of his heart.❤️
Jenny Brown
09.09.22

Even when kids become adults it doesn’t mean they stop needing their parents – and vice versa! As moms and dads age, they tend to need more help with each passing decade.

The golden years are when they need our companionship the most. That is also the best time for grown-up kids to show their gratitude and to give back for everything they’ve done for us.

Unsplash - Dominik Lange
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Unsplash - Dominik Lange

It’s not easy as work and family often keeps us from being with our parents. The best way is to have someone we can trust in the same area. A relative, neighbor, or friend who is willing to check up on them every once in a while.

Unsplash - James Hose Jr
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Unsplash - James Hose Jr

Tiki Joyner Edwards was lucky to find a kind young man who earned her trust. And he wasn’t even a family member.

His name is Romemylion Mitchell. This teenager made it his personal mission to check on Tiki’s parents, Trent and Cianne Joyner, every day to see if they needed anything. And he’s not even blood-related.

In 2019, Tiki posted the story of Romemylion’s kind act on Facebook. The post and the young man went viral for all the right reasons.

“I just want to take a moment and recognize this sweet fella that lives across the street from my parents. He checks on them every day and has grown to love and care for them deeply,” Tiki wrote.

15-year-old Romemylion rides with her father to the store. Mitchell helps him shop for what he needs, then assists him in bringing the groceries inside. He also cuts the grass and does chores and whatever else the elderly couple need.

“Not many 15 yr olds would take the time to care and be there for elderly neighbors,” she continued.

Romemylion is surely a busy kid too. He’s got school work, a social life with kids his age, and many other responsibilities.

But still, he makes time to sweetly help his neighbors.

YouTube - City of Hampton, VA
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YouTube - City of Hampton, VA

Trent and Cianne didn’t even have to pay him for his time or work. Mitchell is so selfless and that’s why this story is so special. It’s a kindhearted boy giving a part of his day to helping an elderly couple.

He gives his time without asking for anything in return.

Romemylion has in some way become part of the family. There’s a special bond between the boy and the couple. When Tiki’s mom was admitted to the hospital for a few months, Mitchell was there to see how she was doing.

“When he saw Mom today he busted out crying and just held her tight.. what a blessing and just wanted to pass on something heartwarming instead of the sad news we see and hear every day,” Tiki wrote.

YouTube - City of Hampton, VA
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YouTube - City of Hampton, VA

It’s wonderful to see someone with such a beautiful heart be recognized for his actions. In fact, the Facebook post has over 112K shares! There’s no doubt that Romemylion will continue being a good person and changing the lives of others as he gets older.

Watch the video below to see an interview with the inspirational teen!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

By Jenny Brown
hi@sbly.com
Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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