A group of teens in Idaho were in a car on their way to play basketball when they saw an elderly man having a hard time with his walker. The boys stopped after the man fell down. “We parked and we all ran out. We picked him up and we asked if he was okay, he said he was fine," he said. "So we just kept walking with him. We said we were going to walk him all the way to his house. We helped him inside, and his knee was bleeding. So, we grabbed napkins put alcohol on it and cleaned him up.”
Jose Gomez is the elderly man they helped that day and he very much appreciated their kindness!
“I was just falling down I don't know what happened. They picked me up. I was walking just right and then sadly I went down, and they come up and say hey, want us to take you home and I said okay, let's go. It made me feel good," he said.
Their good deed was photographed by a woman who was going to help and then she saw the boys. Her name is Erica Tovar and she shared it on Facebook where it’s gone viral.
The group of buddies,Victor Ornelas, Isaac Hernandez, Diego Ramirez, Devan Ornelas, and Josh Sorg, even helped Gomez inside his home and cleaned up his knee, which was bleeding from the fall. When word spread of their act of kindness, their community in Caldwell recognized and rewarded them. Kathy Plaisance, the owner of TheSweet Spot Bakery in Caldwell, saw the Facebook post. She shared it on her business page and invited the boys over for some bakery treats to thank them.
“We got them cupcakes and cookies with their names on it and cookies that say hometown heroes because that's how we feel about them. They are hometown heroes for Caldwell," Plaisance said.
The teens were also given free haircuts and free lunches for lending a hand and they’re now being called hometown heroes. These guys have become buddies with Gomez and continue to check in on him to see how he’s doing.
“Crazy how it blew up,” Hernandez says. “We didn’t do it for the attention, we just did it out of the kindness of our hearts. It’s just the right thing to do.”