Sometime it is all about being in the right place at the right time, and this was the case for a group of old college pals from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who were at the beach in Florida, when they were moved when they saw a family struggling to carry a disabled girl to the beach.
This act of kindness was captured on camera by one of their friends and uploaded online.
Dustin Smalley and his friends were at Tampa Bay to attend a wedding, and were playing a game of volley ball at St. Pete’s Beach when they spotted a lady struggling trying to get her wheelchair-donned daughter who was disabled with cerebral palsy, across the sand.
Smalley recalls that they seemed to be having difficulty with her wheelchair and so he and his two friends, Justin Johnson and Renal Roberts stepped in and asked them if they needed help.
The mother was surprised by their kind gesture, and said it was a special moment for her and her family to witness something like this.
She told them that they were put up at the Gulf Strand Resort close by and were not able to take the girl to the beach or anywhere outside as the wheelchair was not equipped with multi-terrain capabilities.
As they carried the girl in her wheelchair to the beach, they said the girl was smiling from ear to ear, and was happy to be able to get out of her room and be able to go the beach,
Smalley doesn’t want to stop there but wants to help the family in a bigger way by setting up a a GoFundMe page to help her and her family out.