Teen with Autism Gets Supermarket Job After Helping Employee Stock Shelves

August 06, 2018 - 5:34 pm

By Meredith Ganzman

Jack Ryan, a 17-year-old with Autism was just given a job at a Rouses Markets location, after his story warmed the hearts of millions.

Jack Ryan and Jordan became fast friends when he let the teen help him restock the fridge with juice and milk cartons. Jordan spent over thirty minutes teaching him how to do it.

And Jack Ryan’s family was overwhelmed watching the two of them work together. “I’m watching a miracle right now,” the teen’s father said. Rouses took notice and has since offered Jack Ryan a job at the Louisiana store. But he’s not the only one who is getting an exciting opportunity.

Jack Ryan’s family has helped to raise more than $100,000 to send Jordan back to college. He says he may want to be an educator one day. And it looks like he’s already making the grade, when it comes to teaching others.

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