Tuesday, July 5, 2016
"When She Called To Thank A Man For His Help, She Learned Something Devastating"
"When She Called To Thank A Man For His Help,
She Learned Something Devastating"
By Madeline Distasio
"San Diego man Matthew Jackson was in line for groceries one day back in November when the woman in front of him started having a hard time. Jamie-Lynne Knighten's infant was crying and her credit card had been declined. She was totally frazzled, so Jackson instinctively stepped up to the plate and covered her bill, asking that she pay it forward to someone else whenever she had the chance. Knighten was stunned by his generosity.
She ended up tracking down where Jackson worked so that she could thank him for all he'd done. When his manager answered the phone and heard what Knighten had to say, she broke down into tears. Just one day after bringing so much kindness into someone's life, he was killed in a horrific accident. According to a report released by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office, Jackson was killed in a crash on Nov. 11. He was with two others when the vehicle veered off the road in the 2100 block of Vista Way in Oceanside. The car struck a tree, killing Jackson. The two other people in the vehicle survived.
The next time you see a person in need, take a second and help them out. You never know what someone else is going through behind closed doors, and you never know when your time will be up. To learn more about Matthew Jackson and his wonderful legacy, check out this tribute page on Facebook that was started by Jamie-Lynne Knighten herself.”