There must be a shortage of Tow Ropes in Canada.
Canadians have a reputation for being excessively nice, and 3 Canadian teens are out there proving there is still kindness in the world and that not all millenialls are self-centered, impossibly haughty and lacking the basic skills to get around.
All exaggerations aside, this is the kind of story that touches the heart: it has a damsel in distress and a car that’s billowing smoke by the side of the road, 3 teens passing by, and a gentleman who watches over them all until they reach their destination safely.
It happened this week, when one woman’s Chevy Cobalt broke down on the side of the road in Fonthill, Ontario, GoodNewsNetwork reports. The teens, Aeron McQuillin, Bailey Campbell, and Billy Tarbett, had been out swimming and were heading on foot towards a nearby coffee shop.
They stopped to help the woman whose car was blowing up thick puffs of smoke and, being car enthusiasts, soon had to warn her not to start the engine again. It would need replacing, they told her, there was no more fixing it.
The woman told them she couldn’t afford a tow, so they offered to push her car to her home. The home, it turns out, was 4 miles away and their offer translated into a 2-hour+ “workout.” On the way, the teens laughed and joked, and had a blast.
“We had nothing better to do – but even if we did I would like to think we would have helped her anyway,” one of the boys says.
Niagara Falls resident Dan Morrison came up behind them after they’d started on the way and decided to continue driving behind them with his lights blinking, to make sure all other drivers spotted them. Morrison jokes that he went into “Dad mode” when he saw the teens pushing the car on the road.
After the story went viral, the boys started getting all kinds of offers, from gift cards to free meals, all of which they turned down. It would make their selfless gesture seem otherwise, they say.
“We really appreciate it, but we didn’t do this to get free handouts,” one of the boys, 18, says. “If I was broken down on the side of the road, I would love for someone to stop and help out.”