Three Canadian teenagers named Aeron McQuillin, 18, Bailey Campbell, 17, and Billy Tarbett, 15 were on their way to Tim Hortons, around 12:30 a.
m. and they noticed smoke coming out of a car and a woman is stranded there.
The trio stopped and checked the car and found out the problem, it was the engine failure. The woman said that she couldn’t afford to call a tow truck and the boys decided to help to push her broken-down car to her home in Welland which was located just over five miles away.
“We were at the right place at the right time, and this is one of those stories that we can look back on in 10 years and say it was one of those crazy things we did, but it was all worth it,” Aeron McQuillin told The Star.
The teens called their another friend, Dan Morrison who drove behind them with his hazard lights flashing.
“We had nothing better to do, but even if we did I would like to think we would have helped her anyway,” said Billy Tarbett.
Morrison shared the whole story on his Facebook along with the picture of teens and wrote, ‘’Last night I am driving home from work when I see someone stranded in the middle of an intersection with their car smoking.
I have been there, and it really sucks.So I slow down, ask if they are alright. This poor lady got this car 6 weeks ago, and it now looks like needs a new engine. So a group of 3 teenagers now stop. Look over the car and help push it into a nearby lot. The owner of the car does not know what to do.
She cannot afford a tow, and can’t leave the car there.I then hear “you boys ready for a push?”
They couldn’t leave this lady stranded, so these young men pushed a strangers car……….9km. Please share the crap out of this so these young men can get the props they deserve. Well done Billy, Bailey, and Aeron.’’
After waking up the next morning the group of teens was surprised to see messages of people praising them.
“We woke up to our phones blowing up with messages and Facebook notifications from total strangers showing their appreciation and gratitude for our random act of kindness,” said Aeron.
The boys were totally shocked to see such a great response for their selfless deed.
“I’m like whoah, what’s going on? I’m tagged in all these posts and I don’t even know these people,” said Bailey.
“With the way they raised me, they’ve done an amazing job,” Bailey said of his family.
“Our family helps out whenever we can, no matter what the situation is.”
The boys encouraged many people to help others in need and the story national news in Canada.
“We hope more people learn from this situation and not be afraid to lend a helping hand to those in need,” Aeron said.