Four young men were seen pushing an elderly woman in a broken scooter during a downpour uphill in a Florida neighborhood.
The group was about to go back to their hotel after a tiring workday from Rebounderz Adventure Parks in Forest City when they came across the senior citizen. Stuck in the rain, she had plastic on her head and was having a hard time maneuvering the electric wheelchair. They knew she was heading to her retirement home in Seminole County a quarter-mile away. They offered to push her as she sat on the scooter.
Katty Castro, a public relations representative of the Florida Living Independent Community in Seminole County, Florida, witnessed the endearing act. She took photos of the young men who valiantly and enjoyably assisted the old lady.
“As a mom of teenagers, I want my children to grow up like these ‘modern heroes,’ to make a difference each day no matter the environment,” Katty said. She expressed hope that other young people would learn from that act to better their respective communities.
JohnMorgan Massa, one of the men who assisted the lady, said anyone could do what they did. Simple acts like “holding the door, picking up someone’s spilled groceries, reaching for an item on the top shelf in the grocery store, and, yes, helping someone whose electric wheelchair broke down in the rain,” are no-brainers, he said.
Massa said that even though they were tired and wanted to go home, their day wasn’t as bad as the old woman’s. “She had a plastic bag on her head to keep her hair dry”, Massa said.
By helping a vulnerable fellow in their community, all they wanted was to bring her home safely. It did not occur in their minds to get attention nor to expect recognition.
The elderly woman refused to be identified but had sent her gratitude to the young men.
Helping others is one of the recurring themes in the Bible. Were you inspired by these men? What simple act of kindness do you think you can do today? Let us know in the comments below.