Positive News: South Carolina Principle Takes a Night Job at Walmart To Help Students in Financial Need and We Could All Learn From Him

Abena Talks
2 min readJan 31, 2021

There are some really good people out there

Image: Henry Darby Today.com

I have decided to take time out of my day, each and every day to spread some good cheer. In a world where news feeds are littered with scary or negative news stories, it is quite refreshing to read the good stuff.

Today I came across a really nice story that warmed my heart, you might have already heard of Henry Darby, you might not have. If you haven’t well, Henry Darby is the principle at North Charleston High School in North Charleston, South Carolina. He recently made headlines for taking a second job at Walmart stacking shelves to help students in financial need.

90 percent of the students at Charleston High School struggle financially, most of them living under the poverty line. Mr. Darby explained why he went ahead and took a night job at Walmart:

“I get a little emotional, because when you’ve got children you’ve heard, sleeping under a bridge, or a former student and her child, they’re sleeping in a car, or when you go to a parent’s house because there’s problems and you knock on the door, there are no curtains and you see a mattress on the floor,” he said teary eyed.

“And these people need – and I wasn’t gonna say no. And at my age, you know, we don’t ask for money. We just don’t. You just go ahead and do what you need to do.”

Every paycheck that Mr. Darby earns is used to help students that need financial help.

We can all learn from Mr. Darby, kindness and love can change the world. Giving selflessly and focusing on changing people’s lives is priceless. Hats off to Mr. Darby, he is a true hero.

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Abena Talks

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