Not long ago we shared a story of teenagers coming to the rescue of a little boy who had slipped from a ski lift and was danging over the slopes. They used some quick thinking to rescue the kid and earned praise as heroes.
Not there’s another story going around of teenagers helping someone at the other end of the spectrum, an elderly gentleman who had fallen to the ground while walking in Caldwell, Idaho.
A car full of teenagers were driving down the street, headed to the court to play some basketball when they saw a man who was making his way down the sidewalk with a walker stumble and fall. Isaac Hernandez was driving the car and when he stopped the man on the ground he quickly stopped the car so he and his friends could check on him.
Not only did the five boys help the senior, Jose Garcia, to his feet, they also walked him home and, once there, tended to and cleaned up his scrapes.
Erika Tolvar happened to be passing by and she witnessed the whole thing and shared it on Facebook.
Erika’s photos caught the attention of the internet, and the local Caldwell community, who responded by lavishing gifts on the boys for their good deed. But they insist that’s not why they helped him.
“We didn’t do it for the attention, we just did it out of the kindness of our hearts,” Hernandez told the local news. “I think it makes us all feel good because we are out here helping other people… and we don’t expect anything in return.”
Erika’s Facebook post has been shared nearly 1000 times, but more importantly, Isaac and his buddies have made a new friend. In the aftermath of the incident, they’ve been visiting Mr. Garcia to check in with him, and plan to continue to stop by in the future.