An amazing act of kindness by three teenage boys who pushed a woman’s vehicle 4 miles when she couldn’t afford a tow is melting the hearts of social media users.
It was after midnight that Aeron McQuillin, Bailey Campbell, and Billy Tarbett were on their way to the coffee shop of Tim Horton after swimming when they saw steam coming out of a car on Highway 20 in Fonthill, Ontario.
The boys were vehicle enthusiasts and started checking immediately under the hood, telling the driver that the car needed a new engine and telling her not to start the engine, the lady looked upset and told them she couldn’t afford a car tow. So Billy then questioned if they could push the vehicle to Welland’s woman’s home.
The 15-year-old said, “We had nothing better to do, but even if we did, I’d like to believe we’d help her anyway,” he said, the kids pushed the Chevy Cobalt up a hill, laughing, joking, and enjoying their’ exercise’ for more than 2 hours on the dark Merritville Highway. “We helped her, but she also helped us,” said Tarbett.
Niagara Falls resident, Dan Morrison, also decided to help out and drive after the trio turning on his car flashers to keep them safe, they completed their mission of over 4 miles (7 km) at 4 am in the morning. “We were at the right place at the right time, and this is one of those stories that we can look back on in 10 years and say it was one of those crazy things we did, but it was all worth it,” said Aeron McQuillin.
Dan wrote about it on social media and shared a photo of the superheroes as well, soon the teenage boys started receiving numerous messages from strangers and were even offered a free meal or a gift card from Tim Horton, but they didn’t take any of it. “We really appreciate it, but we didn’t do this to get free handouts,” McQuillin, 18, said, adding, “If I were broken down on the side of the road, I’d love to stop and help someone out.”