Most people won’t expect to get something in return for doing a good deed, just like one man in Georgia, who helped to push a woman in her wheelchair the entire way home. Little did he expect a video of his good deed would go viral on the internet, which saw him receive a reward to recognize his good heart.
In early May, 24-year-old Bilal Quintyne, of Symrna, was on his way to the gym when he spotted 67-year-old Belinda Whitaker stranded in her broken-down wheelchair. The amateur boxer knew he had to help her.
“She kind of had a blank look,” he recalled to Washington Post. “I just asked her, ‘Are you okay?’”
Whitaker told him that she had been there for 45 minutes and no one came to help her.
When she asked him if he could call someone for help, he replied: “I’ll do you one better. God blessed me with an able body. I’ll push you home.”
It was not an easy journey, for Whitaker’s home was a 30-minute walk.
While Quintyne was pushing Whitaker home, his trainer, Tony Willingham, spotted them and decided to record Quintyne’s act of kindness.
“He just said he was taking her home,” Willingham said. “He just does stuff like that. That’s who that kid is.”
After Whitaker reached home, the pair didn’t exchange contact numbers. But the video from Willingham helped them reconnect after it went viral on Facebook, where it was seen by their acquaintances.
Quintyne was invited to Whitaker’s church, where he was rewarded for his kindness.
“They gave me a plaque,” Quintyne said.
He was also given a church T-shirt and a $25 gift card to the Cheesecake Factory.
“I just felt so much love,” he said. “I don’t see myself as no superhero, I don’t see myself as no great guy. I’m just a moral man doing what I was put on this Earth to do.”
Watch Quintyne’s act of kindness in the video below:
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