Edmonton-born actor Nathan Fillion says his “faith in humanity” has been restored after after a kind gesture at a Costco in the city.
In an Instagram post Friday, the actor said an employee at the store recently bought gas for his mother because she was having difficulty with her credit card.
“The attendant bought her gas out of his own pocket and asked only that she pay it forward. That Costco was in Edmonton, that attendant was Les Thompson, and Les? That woman was my mother,” Fillion wrote on Instagram.
“You restore my faith in humanity, sir.”
Now Fillion is paying it forward.
In the post, he says he and his father will send three iPads to a nearby seniors care facility, so residents can visit their families virtually.
“Right now, we could all stand to be a little less afraid, and a little more Les (Thompson),” Fillion wrote.
In April, the actor donated $5,000 to an Edmonton food bank, along with a donation from Vancouver actor Ryan Reynolds.
Fillion’s agent declined an interview request Friday.
Requests to interview the attendant made through Costco’s public relations representative were not returned.