A couple of days ago we told you that after watching Rachel Jeantel’s interview with Piers Morgan, radio personality Tom Joyner decided to step up to the plate and play his part in beautiful and surprising way. He offered Jeantel SAT tutoring and a full scholarship to the HBCU of her choice.
“I promise to make good on my offer to you, Rachel. Like so many others, I was touched by you too and even though I wanted to give you a big hug, I realized a hug wasn’t enough,” Joyner explained in an open letter to the teen.
During an appearance on HLN, Jeantel officially accepted Joyner’s offer and thanked the radio host for his generosity.
“I’m blessed and I just want to thank him and the followers,” Rachel told host Vinnie Politan.
Politan then informed Jeantel that producers had Joyner on the phone and she would have the opportunity to thank him. When asked by Politan what inspired him to make such a generous offer, Joyner responded:
“It bothers me. Trayvon is gone and she has a future. What is her future going to be? And so whatever her future is going to be, I want to help her. She’s 19 years old, she hasn’t graduated from high school yet. That’s understandable. For the past year and a half she’s been dealing with this situation.”
Towards the end of the interview, when asked if she was going to accept Joyner’s offer, Jeantel responded with a simple ,”Yes sir.”
Check out their interview on the next page.