Heroic Teens Push Woman’s Broken-Down Car 4 Miles When She Couldn’t Afford Tow Truck.

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Normally when you find three teenagers driving around after midnight you can assume they’re up to no good, but thankfully, that’s not always the case.

Dan Morrison was driving home from work on Highway 20 in Fonthill, Ontario, Canada, at around 12:30 a.m. when he spotted a car on the side of the road. Smoke was pouring out from under the car’s hood while the frantic motorist watched helplessly by the side of the road.


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“So I slow down, ask if they are alright,” Dan wrote on Facebook. “This poor lady got this car 6 weeks ago, and it now looks like [it] needs a new engine.”

Dan was talking with the distraught driver when suddenly three teenagers pulled up behind the smoking car. Local teens Aeron McQuillin, Bailey Campbell, and Billy Tarbett were out for a late-night Tim Horton run when they saw the car and stopped to see if they could help. All three boys are self-described “motorheads,” so they took a look at the lady’s engine and agreed that it was beyond repair.

The driver was nearly in tears as she told them she couldn’t afford a tow truck to move the car back to her house, which was about four miles away in Welland — uphill all the way. Without batting an eye one of the young men sighed and asked the others, “You boys ready for a push?”


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As Dan watched in amazement all three teens took their position behind the car and began to push. Dan decided to drive behind them with his flashers on to protect them from traffic, and as the minutes stretched into hours he was more and more impressed with the can-do attitude displayed by these three young men.

The boys ended up pushing the Chevy Cobalt for more than four miles on the dark road. They passed the time telling jokes and laughing about the unexpected “workout” they were getting. “We had nothing better to do — but even if we did I would like to think we would have helped her anyway,” said 15-year-old Billy.

Two hours later, the boys pushed the motorist’s car into her driveway and said goodnight, but not before Dan snapped a picture of the three heroes. He then shared the picture on Facebook to praise the boys for their selfless actions. The teens woke up the next morning with their phones blowing up with offers for Tim Horton’s gift cards, free meals, and other rewards for their efforts.


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“We really appreciate it, but we didn’t do this to get free handouts,” said 18-year-old Aeron. “If I was broken down on the side of the road, I would love for someone to stop and help out.”

“We were at the right place at the right time,” he added, “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.”

For Dan and many others, this random act was a reminder that “there’s good kids out there” in their community. Billy says that helping others is just a part of who is because that’s how he was raised. “Our family helps out whenever we can, no matter what the situation is.”

“We hope more people learn from this situation and not be afraid to lend a helping hand to those in need,” said Aeron.

Please join us in thanking these boys for proving that there are plenty of young people who are not afraid to get their hands dirty in order to help others!  Share this story to spread the word.

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