Acts of Kindness
Four young men come to the aid of stranded elderly woman when her scooter broke down
It was pouring rain and the men didn't think twice about running over to her.
Eduardo Gaskell
11.19.21

Katty Castro was there to witness the moment four young men came to an elderly woman’s rescue after her scooter broke down in the rain.

She’s a public relations representative at the Florida Living Independent Community in Seminole County, Florida. The four young men escorted the elderly lady back to her retirement home after the rescue.

It was exhausting but the guys pushed with smiles on their faces.

“Since this is a very quiet neighborhood I was surprised to hear a commotion, laughs and four gentlemen pushing one of my lady residents under a heavy storm in Florida,” Castro told Fox News.

Right place, right time, right moment.

“They were pushing her up the big slope toward her residence. These heroes were so focused on helping regardless of the inclement weather and they were even covering her with an umbrella, which showed more compassion on their part.”

Castro went up to the men to thank them before snapping a group photo. Katty then shared the moment on Nextdoor, a social networking app for people who want to interact with others in the neighborhood.

Then she found out that the selfless teens work for Rebounderz Adventure Parks.

The elderly woman was struggling with her scooter. When the men were on their way home, the chance encounter took place.

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John Morgan Massa is a corporate general manager at Rebounderz Adventure Parks and he shares his experience,

“She literally had a plastic bag on her head to keep her hair dry. We knew we couldn’t leave her in the rain, in the middle of the road, frantically trying to get her scooter to work again.”

It was a three-quarter-mile trek with Massa and his friends pushing the faulty scooter towards the retirement home. And even with strong men pushing, it wasn’t easy.

“Those scooters are heavy, add the resident’s weight, her groceries and collapsing tires, the sum is a whole workout. But, I am proud of their sacrifice,” Castro said.

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Their heroic act went viral but Massa and his friends only cared about helping the elderly woman.

“We just wanted her to get home safely,” he explained.

Massa just hopes others will do the same for anyone who needs help.

“Holding a door, smiling, 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 things almost anyone can do,” Massa said.

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Castro echoes Massa’s sentiments saying the moment hopefully inspires everyone to do the same as well.

“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,” she said. “In these rough COVID times, let’s demonstrate compassion to one another.”

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These guys were tired and just wanted to get home, but they still chose to go out of their way to help the elderly lady get home. It’s random acts of kindness like these that the world so desperately needs.

Listen to Castro and Massa talk about the selfless rescue below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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