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Gas station owner surprised at response to act of kindness

Singh's act of kindness now has Bishop thinking, what more can we do to help the kids in our community?

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Jay Singh is familiar with shoplifters. It’s an issue he deals with regularly while running a convenience store, but when a kid says he was stealing to feed himself and his little brother, Singh looked at the situation in a new light.

"If he goes to jail, he's not going to do anything good, he's not going to learn anything, he'll have a permanent criminal record, so he will maybe be doing the same thing again," Singh said.

Instead, he loaded the kid up with more filling foods than what he could store in his pockets.

"I gave him some sandwiches and some of the food stuff because we serve pizza, hot wings, chicken wings and sandwiches, taquitos, all those items," Singh said.

To Singh, this act of kindness was a no-brainer, and then another customer, Cedric Bishop, posted it on social media.

"I've seen a lot, but I haven't seen this before, this is amazing," Bishop said.

Singh's act of kindness now has Bishop thinking, what more can we do to help the kids in our community?

“I’m going to talk with Jay and maybe two hours of the day they can come here, I’ll barbecue hot dogs for them, give them a pop and a bag of chips so they won’t be hungry, and I can do that out of my own pocket,” Bishop said.