LAFAYETTE, IN (WTVM) – A football player's random act of kindness has gone viral, melting the hearts of millions who have seen the photos.
Gwinnett County, GA native Tario Lavelle Fuller graduated from Lanier High School earlier this year and is now a running back for the Purdue Boilermakers.
Fuller was at a Target in Indiana when he saw a 3-year-old girl looking at a doll that she wanted for her birthday. The freshman college football player crouched down and asked the little girl, Kinley Shuflebarger, which doll she liked and walked away.
Minutes later, Fuller comes back to the little girl and his mother, handing them the same doll the girl picked out and a receipt. Fuller walks away, telling the little girl to "have a very happy birthday."
The surprised mother posted a photo of the college kid and her daughter on Facebook saying her heart was "about to explode… To this generous you man, whoever you are, I hope you see this and more importantly, I hope you know what a good young man you are."
Even Fuller's college noticed the viral photo. Purdue Athletics shared the photo on their page, adding, "We couldn't be more proud of the type of young men and women in our athletics department."
"When you hear something good, it's just very humbling because it makes you want to do good things for other people," the girls' mother said.