ANCHORAGE, Alaska (FOX 26) - Kenyada Waters was visiting a thrift shop in Anchorage, Alaska when she saw a man holding a sign on the side of the road.
The sign read "Laid off 2 Long Anything helps."
Something in Kenyada told her to go talk to him.
"And God told me to give him my card and hire him to do some labor work for my business!" she wrote on Facebook. "I walked over to him and I gave him my business card and told him a little bit about my business and what he can help me with! He began to tell me about how he got laid off a few months ago and has really been struggling to keep his feet on the ground. He's on the verge of being evicted from his apartment, and he was so embarrassed to be standing on the side of the road asking for money, but he had to do what he has to do to get his cell phone cut back on so he could get hired!"
So Kenyada decided the best thing she could do in that moment for this man named Richard was to pay for his phone bill, and that's what she did.
She took Richard to the AT&T store, where he realized he had forgotten his number. Employees there had to take out his phone's SIM card to get the number.
Instead of paying for one month of service, Kenyada paid for two months of service.
"[Richard] cried in AT&T!" wrote Kenyada. "I told him it was all God!"
As soon as his phone was turned back on, Richard received a message saying he could possibly have a job in two weeks.
As though Kenyada hadn't done enough already, she invited Richard out to lunch.
There she told him that once he got back on his feet, he had to pay it forward as she had done to him.
After posting her incredible act of kindness to Facebook, people kept asking how they could donate to Richard. So Kenyada created a GoFundMe account for him
She also asked her Facebook friends if anyone had an adult bike they didn't want, so it could be given to Richard.
Instead, a friend ended up buying him a new bike:
And if you thought this story couldn't get any better, think again. Kenyada just posted an update saying Richard has been offered a part-time job!
Kenyada's message isn't to help out every single person in need, but to encourage them and help when you can. She also advises you take precautions before helping anyone.
"Of course people need to be cautious," she told FOX 26. "But don't judge them. Walk past them with encouraging words. Saying 'You can make it!' may change their entire day. You don't know."