Instead of shaming them, this woman stepped up and helped 2 boys about to break the law

Instead of letting the children fail, or shaming them, one Twitter user stepped into a situation to help two young boys.

Nanasia Music posted a thread onto her Twitter account detailing how she stepped up and possibly saved two black boys from a police encounter.

Twitter user @NanasiaMusic helped two boys while she was out shopping and is inspiring others to step in to help as well. (Photo: Twitter)

It was her way to pay it forward and to help the young boys the same way someone helped her when she was younger.

Nanasia begins her story by approaching the two boys who were trying to steal from a Walmart. Instead of talking down to them she chose to help instead.

It was then Nanasia asked the boys about their family.

While it was a simple act of kindness, it obviously meant a lot to the boys.

It also speaks volumes about how we never truly know another person’s struggles. These boys were just 13 and 14 years old, barely even teenagers. They had lost their mother and felt guilty asking their grandmother for a product they needed.

Of course, the security guard who was following the boys was not happy with her interference.

For Nanasia, this was just the way she grew up. She believes in guiding youth in the right direction, not waiting for them to mess up. Young people should be led in the right way when they need to be corrected, or in this case when they need help.

Even Walmart tweeted her, cheering on her good deed.

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