When 16-year-old Seth Phillips saw a disabled man struggling to push himself into the street in his wheelchair during a tornado warning last Tuesday, he jumped out of his mother's car to help.
The teenager pushed the older man the remaining quarter of a kilometer to his home in St. Louis, Missouri on May 21.
Gregory Beck, who was legally blind last year and had lost both feet, had sent himself home when tornado sirens began to blare.
Sixteen-year-old Seth Phillips pushed a wheelchair-bound man home before a storm hit St. Louis, Missouri
Seth, pictured with his mother Amber Gilleylen during a CNN performance on May 26, jumped out of his mother's car to help Gregory Beck come home in the midst of a tornado alarm
It usually took him at least 25 minutes to get home from the supermarket and he would have to stop about 10 times to let his tired arms rest.
He said drivers were banging and yelling at him as he tried to cross the street and get up the hill before the storm hit.
& # 39; Everyone kept saying the storm is coming and you have to hurry up and go home & # 39 ;, Beck said KMOV4.
No one stopped to help Beck physically, until Seth Phillips and his mother, Amber Gilleylen, who were on their way home from the supermarket, ran over.
Concerned for the safety of the man, Seth asked his mother if he could bring Beck home.
& # 39; Only the best people and very concerned about other people that America should start doing more & # 39 ;, Beck said.
Gregory Beck struggled to drive himself home when Seth and his mother drove by to help. Beck told KMOV4 that she & # 39; the best people & # 39; goods
Beck, who lost his legs last year and is legally blind, usually has to push himself up a hill to get home from the store
Seth & # 39; s mother filmed his act of kindness and posted the video on social media, where he was watched thousands of times
Proud of her son's compassionate gesture, Gilleylen recorded a video in which he pushed Beck to safety.
When she placed the clip on Facebook, it was viewed thousands of times.
& # 39; I hope other teenagers will see that it's fun to do, you know, it's good to help other people, & # 39; Gilleylen told KMOV4.
& # 39; It does not make you unsuitable to stop and help someone who needs it. & # 39;
Seth & # 39; s mother Amber Gilleylen posted the video of her son who helped Beck on Facebook with a caption explaining what happened
Gilleylen followed her teenage son in the car and filmed him to bring the older man to safety
Seth rushed to Beck to push the remaining quarter of a mile to his home before the bad weather hit
And although she is proud, Gilleylen said that this kind of behavior is not unusual for her son.
She said on Facebook that his only complaint was: & # 39; I hate that we live in a world where people would rather fly by and hoot at a disabled person than to lend a hand. & # 39;
& # 39; We must take care of each other and help each other, & # 39; said Seth.
Beck said he was very grateful for the help of the family and that even the smallest acts of kindness can mean a lot.
Gilleylen has since had one GoFundMe page to buy an electric wheelchair for Beck, who raised more than $ 4,500.
She wrote that his current chair has no footrest and & # 39; does not fully meet his needs & # 39; and that an electric version & # 39; would offer him a safer and more sensible way to get to and from home & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Seth wants the world to become a better children's location, so I ask you to help me show him what can happen if we all come together and pave the way, & # 39; she added.
On May 21, approximately 22 tornadoes were reported in Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. Rescue crews in boats brought at least 50 people out of flood waters because heavy showers flooded roads and houses.
In Missouri, severe storms have killed dozens of people and destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes last week.
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