In Phoenix, Arizona, the proprietor of a gas station went above and above to assist customers who were struggling with skyrocketing gas prices by offering fuel at a discounted price.
On June 8, when gas rates in Arizona increased to $5.66 per gallon, Jaswiendre Singh, the owner of Valero Food Mart, sold gas for $5.19 per gallon, around 47 cents or half a dollar less than the amount he paid his supplier for the gasoline, according to KTVK-TV.
“If you have something, you have to share it with other people,” Singh told NBC News.
He wanted to lower his prices “to give a break to the customer and my community,” KTVK-TV reported.
“People don’t have the money right now,” Singh said. “My mother and my father did teach us to help if you have something.”
“We teach our children the same thing,” Singh told NBC News. “If you have something, you have to share it with other people.”
According to KTVK-TV, Singh lost almost $500 per day while selling an average of 1,000 gallons due to his generous act.
Singh sold gas for 10 cents less than the cost in March, according to KTVK-TV.
“God gave me help. It doesn’t matter. We are not here to make money right now. I’m very happy to help the other people,” the gas station owner told the news station.
“Now’s not time to make money. We have a lot of opportunity to make money. Right now, it’s time to help people; that’s it. That’s our goal,” Singh told the outlet in March.
According to NBC News, Singh has lived in Phoenix for more than twenty years. Alongside his wife, the business owner works every day from 4 a.m. till midnight.
They have three children, and one is in college.
The American Automobile Association reports that as of Wednesday, gas prices in Arizona were $5.359 a gallon.
Arizona has one of the highest gas costs in the US, along with West Coast states, according to AAA statistics.