Two Young Boys Pause Their Game To Help Struggling Elderly Man

Two brave boys put their game on hold to help an elderly man in Auckland, New Zealand.


13-year-old Blake Ockleston and Daniel Coyle-Smith were playing their favorite game, Pokémon Go, when they noticed an elderly man struggling to cross the street in New Lynn. He was waiting at a pedestrian crossing with his walker, shaking and struggling to walk, as Ockleston observed.

“He looked like he was struggling to walk,” – Ockleston

The two friends left their game behind and stepped in to help the elderly. They held onto him and supported him to move. But as they reached the halfway, the light turned green.

Coyle-Smith stopped traffic so they could continue crossing.

“We decided to sit him down on his walker and we pushed him across, and then again at the next crossing,” Coyle-Smith said.

The two boys walked him all the way to the train station and asked a security guard to assist the elderly man from there.

Lyqueeshah Brooks captured this sweet act of kindness on camera and shared it on Facebook with the caption. “My heart is so full [right now]” and wrote:

“These boys helped this man cross 2 pedestrians in new lynn right now .. shout out to these boys parents if it wasnt for them no cars would have waited for this man to cross.”


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