Senior Citizen Harasses Young Entrepreneur Until Stranger Saves the Day:
It seemed like a harmless attempt at initiative and entrepreneurship. A young girl was standing outside a Target store in California, selling her small box of candy to passersby. But to one elderly woman, it was anything but harmless. She approached the girl and demanded to know if she had a license to sell the candy. The girl replied that she did not, that she was trying to make some extra money.
Enter Jay Lopez. He was walking up to the Target when he saw the incident and stepped in. Lopez said the elderly woman continued to yell at the girl, even saying that the police were on their way to take her to jail. The young girl was in tears.
Lopez told the woman she should be ashamed of herself for yelling at a child the way she did. The woman replied that Lopez should be ashamed of himself for standing up for the girl. Lopez then asked the girl how much all her candy was worth, and she told him little over $80. With that, Lopez went to use the store’s ATM to purchase all the girl’s candy, then indicated to the shoppers coming out of the Target and said to the elderly woman, “I’m giving it away to all these people.”
As a result of Lopez’s actions, the video of the incident has gone viral.