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Sat May 25, 2019, 02:16 PM

Drivers honked as a man in a wheelchair raced home during a storm. teen stopped to push him all

Drivers honked as a man in a wheelchair raced home during a storm. This teen stopped to push him all the way

By Madeline Holcom

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/05/25/us/st-louis-wheelchair-storm-teen-trnd/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F



Drivers honked as a man in a wheelchair raced home during a storm. This teen stopped to push him all the way

(CNN) — Gregory Beck was on his way to his St. Louis home in his wheelchair when tornado sirens sounded.

Beck lost both of his legs last year and is legally blind, according to CNN affiliate KMOV4. It would normally take him 25 minutes to get back home from the supermarket, and he would need to stop as many as 10 times to rest.

Gregory Beck

"Everyone kept telling me the storm is coming and you need to hurry up and get home," Beck told the station.

While other drivers honked and yelled at Beck as he tried to cross the street Tuesday and make it up the hill, 16-year-old Seth Phillips and his mother, Amber Gilleylen, stopped their car so Seth could push him the rest of the way home.

"Just the greatest people and very concerned about other people, which America needs to start doing more of," Beck said.

Gilleylen said she recorded the act of kindness to share with her mother and posted it on Facebook. She said she hopes other teens will see that it is cool to stop and help others.

And though she is proud, Gilleylen said this kind of behavior is nothing new for her son.

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Reply Drivers honked as a man in a wheelchair raced home during a storm. teen stopped to push him all (Original post)
Demovictory9 May 2019 OP
hlthe2b May 2019 #1
iluvtennis May 2019 #2
Bayard May 2019 #3
murielm99 May 2019 #4
quickesst May 2019 #5

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 02:39 PM

1. Tearing up reading that...

Bless the kind people in this world.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sat May 25, 2019, 02:54 PM

2. Ditto.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 02:59 PM

3. Jeez

I'd think this gentleman would be eligible for some type of transportation assistance.

This young man is being raised right.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Sat May 25, 2019, 03:52 PM

4. Maybe now he will get some assistance.

If not officially, then from caring neighbors.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 04:27 PM

5. WOW!

"And though she is proud, Gilleylen said this kind of behavior is nothing new for her son."

Way to go Mom!

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