By Morgan Taylor, Reporter
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A Facebook post of a young native man has spread throughout social media for all the right reasons.
A post in a community watch page showed a young man walking his two dogs and pushing a wheelbarrow holding a large trash bin. The post was made by Jerri Van Ellen, non-native group member who said, “Shout out to this young man walking around Okmulgee picking up trash out of people’s ditches!”
At the time of the post, the young man was unidentified. With the help of the group members’ shares he was later identified as Muscogee citizen Darius Lowe.
According to Lowe’s grandmother Sharon Whitecloud, Lowe does handy-man work and when he is not working he likes to stay busy.
“He does small jobs here and there and does this kind of stuff all the time.”
The grandmother claims this was over in his neighborhood where he lives in Okmulgee.
“He’s really a nice person at heart, he tries to help people, elders especially so he’s always doing odd things like that,” Whitecloud said. “He was just out walking his dog and I guess it just hit him to do that on that day.”
Lowe remains distanced from social media and was unaware of the post.
“I had told him about the post because he didn’t see it,” Whitecloud explained. “I said ‘Your picture is on Facebook about picking up trash around the neighborhood’ and he smiled and said, ‘Oh really?’ and that was about it.”
Lowe’s grandmother claims he’s not a big fan of attention.
The post about Lowe received 338 reactions and 38 shares. All the comments reflected gratitude to Lowe for his work in the community.