A 24-year-old man is being hailed for helping a woman get home after her 360-pound electric wheelchair had conked out on the road.
Bilal Quintyne is an amateur boxer who had been preparing to go for a run with his trainer in Smyrna, Georgia when he first spotted 67-year-old Belinda Whitaker sitting in her wheelchair.
The battery in the wheelchair had died, and even though she was relatively near a few bustling establishments, no one had stopped to help her for 45 minutes.
Quintyne walked up to Whitaker and asked her what was wrong. When she explained her predicament, he offered to push her all the way back to her senior living home.
Even though it was a 30-minute hike back to the facility, Quintyne did not falter. As he tirelessly pushed the wheelchair, his trainer took a video of his young student’s good deed which was later uploaded to Facebook and viewed millions of times.
The clip’s instant fame spurred several members of Whitaker’s church to reach out to him on social media and invite him to one of their services.
Quintyne attended one of the sermons and the pastor praised the young boxer for serving his community and using his abilities to help those in need. They presented Quintyne with a plaque, a tee-shirt, and a $25 gift card to The Cheesecake Factory, which he plans on using to take his two kids out to dinner.
“I just felt so much love,” Quintyne told The Washington Post. “I don’t see myself as no superhero, I don’t see myself as no great guy. I’m just a moral man doing what I was put on this Earth to do.”
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