The Arkansas freshman and fourth-grader have been running cross country together as a team this season.
Eighteen-year-old Teo Jordan gave the man $35 after hearing the cashier tell him he'd have to put some food back.
Maloney was born on April 10, 1930. This week, his family honored him after years of separation, on top of the recent widespread of the coronavirus.
Family plans to celebrate with a parade featuring local law enforcement, the fire department, the Chick-fil-A van, family, friends and neighbors.