A Florida woman caught in the pouring rain on her broken electric scooter got a lift from four Good Samaritans recently.
Four men, who work for Apopka-based Rebounderz Adventure Parks, a trampoline park and amusement center, pushed the unidentified woman back to her retirement home.
A Kind Act
Castro and others have praised the men. Initially, she thought they were just high school teens.
“I was surprised to hear a commotion, laughs and four gentlemen pushing one of my lady residents under a heavy storm in Florida,” Castro told Fox News.
Castro said the men pushed the woman in her electric scooter up a big slope toward her residence. They even held an umbrella over her.
Castro thanked the men “for their kindness and asked them for a group picture” when they finished helping the woman. Then, she shared the moment with her Nextdoor community.
Later, she learned the men were employees of the trampoline park. They told her they were passing through the area after a day’s work but noticed the woman in the rain near an eight-lane highway.
“[We] noticed the woman was clearly experiencing a malfunction with her mobile scooter,” said JohnMorgan Massa, a corporate general manager at Rebounderz Adventure Parks, in an interview with Fox News.
Massa said his group was tired, dirty, and ready to get back to their hotel. But they sympathized with the women’s plight. They saw her with a plastic bag over her head to protect her hair, but that was it.
The man said they knew “we couldn’t leave her in the rain, in the middle of the road, frantically trying to get her scooter to work again.”
Electric Scooter Push A Workout
Castro said the men reportedly pushed the woman’s electric scooter for a three-quarter-mile trip, carefully keeping her on the scooter. She also had groceries and was dealing with tire issues.
The corporate general manager said the men just reacted without expecting any recognition.
“We just wanted her to get home safely,” Massa said.
Despite the attention, the men hope that people help others when they’re in trouble.
Castro hoped that the men’s help could be a moment of inspiration toward us all, especially when “when the environment is rough.”
She wanted her teenagers to grow up like these “modern heroes” and show compassion, especially during the pandemic.
Luckily, the men helped this woman from serious injury. Last week in New York, an elderly resident was hit by a flatbed trailer and knocked to the ground in an early morning incident.
The man injured his head, and the truck operator helped the man get back on his scooter. Unfortunately, the man left before giving out his insurance information.