The Short of It
One teen boy has showed us that sometimes a simple act of kindness can change the world or save a life. But how many of us take the time to go out of our way to help a stranger? How many times have you driven past someone whose care is broken down on the side of the road or pretended you didn't see the homeless person begging for change to be able to eat? I'm not proud to say it, but we've all done it.
In Virginia, Nottoway High School senior Tommy Adams went out of his way to help someone in need recently. He committed a beautiful, random act of kindness.
As he and his mom were driving, Tommy saw an elderly man with a walker trying to shovel snow out of his driveway after a plow had buried him in. Tommy made his mom stop the car, so he could get out. He told the elderly gentleman to get back in his car, and he proceeded to shovel him out. The snow was deep, and it took the teen almost 15 minutes to clear the driveway. The elderly man was grateful and told Tommy that the world needed more people like him. I agree.
Many of us would like to think that we would do the same, but most of us would have just kept driving. We may have considered helping him, but most of us would have preferred not to get out in the cold—but not Tommy.
This teen is an exceptional example of the type of kindness and human decency we should all show each other. Tommy's mother was so moved and proud of her son that she began to cry and took a photo of his actions.
Tommy said he didn't catch the man's name, but he was glad he could help.
"I try to do good for the elderly because one day I may need help, too," Tommy told WTVR News.
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