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Grocery store worker's act of honesty goes viral

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Thousands of people are talking about a Birmingham grocery store worker's act of kindness. When a customer left their wallet and cellphone behind, Antoine Starr didn't think twice before returning it.

Starr said he did not think what he did was "a big deal."

"I just picked it up and returned it to one of my supervisors."

Simply because, the belongings were not his.

"I thought about how I would feel if it was my stuff and was stolen from me. I would be devastated," Starr said, "So I thought about her and I returned it."

Little did he know, Shelia Spencer's wallet had $300 cash inside. She had been visiting the Piggly Wiggly on Forestdale Boulevard for decades.

"I just wanted to give him a hug and tell him, 'Thank you,'" Spencer said.

Spencer posted the story to social media. The teen said he was equally surprised at how thankful she was.

"She took my picture and told me I was going to be viral, which I didn't think would be for real," Starr said, "But a lady came through my line an hour or two later and told me that I was on Facebook."

Both hoped the small act of kindness will catch on.

"It's a blessing, because it could have happened to anybody in the store. It happened to me, and I just thank her and God for allowing that to happen to me," Starr said.

"If you sow a good seed, you'll receive a good seed. It's not always what you do when people are watching you," Spencer said, "But character is all about what happens when nobody's watching but you and God."

Antoine's story has more than 97,000 shares and 231,000 likes on Facebook.

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