This 15-year-old boy and his younger sister deserve all the praise after noticing an elderly woman in need and offering to help.
Dontarius Caldwell was playing games on his phone with his younger sister Diamond while they waited for the school bus when his sister noticed a woman struggling to press the button at a crosswalk.
His sister told her older brother that she thought the woman was blind and he should go and help her. What he didn’t realize is his actions would be caught on camera and shared around the nation.
“I told Dontarius that I think she blind, you should get up and go
help her, and he got up and went to go help her cross the street two
times while I waited for the bus to come,” Diamond said.
The freshman from Cincinnati, Ohio, approached the woman and asked her if she needed help to which she replied “yes” and took his hand for help.
He then guided the elderly, blind lady across the street safely, while his sister continued to wait for the school bus.
The big-hearted teenagers didn’t think anything of their actions telling local media they were just raised to do the right thing.
“I was just trying to help. I really didn’t think I would be on camera,” Dontarius told NBC’s WLWT5 News station.
“I was just helping the elderly, giving a helping hand. The key word is helping hand. Everybody gotta get a helping hand,” he said.
Dontarius was caught on camera helping the woman and the image was shared on social media. In just 24 hours thousands have seen it and praised the teen for his actions.
“If you be kind, what happens (to them) happens to you,” Dontarius said.
Dontarius was given a key to the school as a reward for his kindness.