Edmonton-born actor Nathan Fillion pays it forward after gas station attendant helps his mom

Edmonton-born actor Nathan Fillion pays it forward after gas station attendant helps his mom

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An Edmonton-born actor’s social media post in which he describes someone helping his mom in his hometown garnered a lot of attention online on Friday.

Nathan Fillion, perhaps best known for his roles in the TV series Castle and Firefly, took to Instagram to thank a gas station attendant in Alberta’s capital for paying for his mother’s gas when she had credit card trouble.

“The attendant bought her gas out of his own pocket and asked only that she pay it forward,” Fillion wrote on Instagram. “That attendant was Les Thompson, and Les? That woman was my mother.

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“You restore my faith in humanity, sir.”

To pay it forward, Fillion wrote that he and his father would be sending three iPads and heads  to “a nearby senior carefacility so that folks there can visit with their families.”

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“Right now, we could all stand to be a little less afraid and a little more Les,” the actor wrote.

As of 4 p.m. MT on Friday, Fillion’s post had more than 88,000 likes.

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