Video of two Butler Traditional High School students helping a homeless woman get a meal has gone viral.
It’s being called “The Kindness After Class,” but the story behind one of the kid’s compassionate act is where you’ll find the real lesson.
Dean Brewer remembered days at home when food was hard to find Friday after school when he spotted a homeless woman outside the McDonald’s off of Cane Rune road and Crumbs Lane. “I came from a one-bedroom apartment living with my mom, and she couldn’t pay for much,” he said.
He not only has his own room, but Brewer has his own T-shirt business to put money in his pocket. On Friday, he used those dollars to do good when he and a friend passed the homeless woman at McDonalds laying in the grass. “I couldn’t just walk by,” he said. “She said she wanted a cheeseburger with no onions and a sweet tea, so me and Alex walked in there, and I bought it for her and took it back out and gave it to her.”
Brewer posted the video to Instagram, and friends shared it to Facebook. Days later, it has gained thousands of views. Struggles at a young age taught Brewer the kind of lessons in life you have to live to understand.
“Yeah, I think that really changed me, and I’m glad it happened,” he said.
WDRB News paid it forward and bought Plunkett lunch Monday. We’ve also reached out to Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless for help getting her off the street.