Negativity and selfishness gets great publicity in our social networking, indirect-contact society. You’d be led to believe the world’s running low on good people and that no one cares for or respects one another anymore. Their only concerns are themselves; and when they’re in need, no one is willing to lend them a hand without reward.
This is not the case. Kind, caring, selflessly-generous people still exist. Nemoniq is a shining example.
It’s been said charisma can’t be taught. Nemoniq has so much of it, though, the hip-hop artist from Albion, MI may actually be capable of doling it out through how-to lectures. Anyone with hopes of learning would only need to watch him on stage. When Nemoniq instructs audiences to throw their hands up they turn in their assignment on time.
Nemoniq’s album Behind Closed Doors serves as another lesson in personality. The final exam, however, happens off the record when it’s learned he’s just as charming during day-to-day interactions. While good at what he does, he’s also a good person and one who believes in helping others.
I asked Nemoniq to tell me about a time when he did something nice for someone he didn’t know. Here’s what he shared.
“Back in 2014 I was working at Asama in Coldwater, MI. One snowy morning I was on the way to work and I saw a young lady walking right off the highway. Assuming she was heading to work at 1 of 3 places I pulled over and offered a ride.
Turns out it was her 1st day at Asama and we were about 8 minutes out via car. Within those 8 minutes I quickly found out that she had been in a really rough spot in her life as a recently single mother of 3 kids. And after accepting the job, but prior to her start date, her car had been totaled.
I myself was In the process of buying a brand new car with plans of trading my car – a 2002 Ford Taurus - in for roughly 800 dollars off the price.
Needless to say I ended up giving the lady my car so that she could keep her job and not have to be caught walking in the snow.
We still keep in touch to this day. She is actually an area leader at Asama; hired in now, making some pretty good money, and has found stability in her life. And the ’02 Taurus has been forwarded to another person in a tight spot.
This has happened to me; I actually had a gentleman give me a car when I was in need of one to get back and forth to work. And the weight lifted off my shoulders was unreal.
I know how it feels to be down-and-out and stuck looking at opportunists that are just out of reach, and how a simple gesture could change that.”