A proud father captured the moment that his two sons stopped to help a man in a wheelchair shovel his driveway.
Daniel Medina shared the heartwarming moment on Facebook, which was later posted by Love What Matters.
“Proud dad moment we’re driving down 60th st near Morgan and my two sons aged 10 and 6 asked me to pull over because they just saw a guy in a wheelchair trying to shovel his corner lot and they wanted to help,” he wrote alongside a photo of his boys helping the disabled man.
Many readers praised the boys for their act of kindness.
“Dad, this is a reflection of all you have taught your sons,” one Love What Matters reader commented on the site’s Facebook page. “So while you are proud of them, take a moment and be proud of yourself. Great job.”4
“Job well done dad!!!” another wrote on Right Stuff’s Facebook page. “You’re raising two fine young men there! Hats off to the gentleman in the wheelchair too. He was obviously raised the same way, not taking the easy way out. Sitting around waiting for someone to do the work for him. Maybe we’ve seen the start of a wonderful friendship…coming from mutual respect.”
“I know exactly what house this is and this gentleman is outside all the time trying to clear his pathways,” another Love What Matters reader commented. “What great kids you have raised sir.”
Other readers shared similar stories of their own that involve acts of kindness.
“Few years ago after several inches if snow, sent my teen son down to neighbor,” one reader commented. “Wife was about 7 or 8 months pregnant and hubby recovering from appendicitis to shovel for them. Can’t remember if they gave him any cash. He wouldn’t go to door but they heard him out there but he said wow that made me feel really good when she stuck her head out the door and was like OMG thank you!! That one stuck with him.
“Had this happen last year my husband and I both in our sixties were out shovelling our drive when two young men in a pickup truck stopped jumped out took shovels out and finished drive for us,” another added.
“I wanted to pay them but they refused. About ten minutes later they returned with a napkin and their phone number in case we ever needed shovelling done again. I was so totally amazed I put a letter in our newspaper and said their names and how proud the parents should be. There are a lot of good kids out there but sadly we only here about the bad.”
Sources: Love What Matters/Facebook, Right Stuff/Facebook / Featured Image: PublicDomainPictures.net / Embedded Images: Love What Matters/Facebook, Dave Ferguson/Geograph via Wikimedia Commons