Jon Voight made headlines during the campaign for his support of Donald Trump, but it’s the award-winning actor’s actions at a Walmart in Kentucky that have people talking this morning:
— ABC News (@ABC) November 22, 2016
According to “Good Morning America,” Voight was in line behind Sydney Gholston, a “director of food and nutritional services” at a local charity, when he commented on the number of turkeys she was buying. One thing led to another and Voight ended up paying for her groceries:
In her shopping cart, Gholston said she had six turkeys meant to be for a Thanksgiving celebration for the children of the Home of the Innocents in Louisville.
She works as the director of food and nutritional services at the home, which is a non-profit that offers help to kids in crisis. The organization provides loving and skilled care to medically-fragile children as well as children who are victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect, she said.
After speaking, Voight offered to purchase all six turkeys, which were 12 to 14 pounds each.
“I thanked him and and we took a picture,” Gholston said. “Very nice guy. He was very interested in what we did at the home. He said that was wonderful.”
The story only came to light after the charity — Home for the Innocents in Louisville — posted a pic of Voight to its Facebook page:
You can read more about Home for the Innocents and the outstanding work they do in Louisville here.