This 15-year-old boy and his younger sister deserve full credit for noticing an elderly woman in need and offering to assist her.
Dontarius Caldwell was playing phone games with his younger sister, Diamond, while waiting for the school bus when his sister noticed a woman struggling to press the crosswalk button.
His sister informed her older brother that she believed the woman was blind and that he should go and assist her. What he didn’t realize was that his actions would be captured on camera and broadcast across the country.
“I told Dontarius that I think she blind, you should get up and go help her, and he got up and went to go help her cross the street two times while I waited for the bus to come,” Diamond explained.
The freshman from Cincinnati, Ohio, approached the woman and asked if she needed assistance, to which she replied “yes” and took his hand.
He then safely guided the elderly, blind lady across the street, while his sister waited for the school bus.
The selfless teenagers didn’t think much of their actions, telling local media that they were simply raised to do the right thing.
“I was just trying to help. I really didn’t think I would be on camera,” Dontarius told NBC’s WLWT5 News station.
“I was just helping the elderly, giving a helping hand. The key word is helping hand. Everybody gotta get a helping hand,” he said.
Dontarius was photographed assisting the woman, and the image was shared on social media. In just 24 hours, thousands of people saw it and applauded the teen for his actions.
“If you be kind, what happens (to them) happens to you,” Dontarius said.
As a reward for his kindness, Dontarius was given the key to the school.
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