A 24-year-old man is being hailed as an everyday hero after he helped a stranded disabled woman make her way home when her motorized wheelchair’s battery died. Bilal Quintyne, a father of two, was out jogging when he saw the stranger in need of help. Instead of simply running by, Quintyne stopped to provide her with assistance.
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The rescue took place on May 5 in Smyrna, Georgia, according to a report by the Daily Mail. Quintyne, an amateur boxer, immediately decided to lend a hand to the woman, pushing her for 30 minutes, mostly uphill, in the sweltering 90-degree heat.
When Quintyne approached the woman, she initially requested that he call emergency services to assist her. Quintyne insisted that he could help instead.
“She asked if I could call for help and I said, ‘I’m in good shape. Where is your house? I’ll take you myself,’” said Quintyne.
“She was crying, very grateful, and said that many people had driven by without stopping to help.”
“God’s Plan. God’s Work,” said Quintyne in a Facebook post. “Her battery gave out and she didn’t no how she was getting home. God blessed me with a able body. So WE pulled her home.”
“A mile or not I wouldn’t go home until she was home. Period.”
The video of Quintyne’s efforts quickly went viral on social media, where he was praised for stepping in to help a person in need.
“I don’t care what you’re going through,” said Quintyne as he pushed the woman in her wheelchair. “When God calls you for help, you’re supposed to help, period.”
“I don’t care what you going through personally. When he stops you to help, you’re supposed to help, period.”
The act of kindness was no small feat, as Quintyne can clearly be seen sweating as he provides assistance.
“I was doing my job as a man. There’s so much hatred in the world and it costs nothing to love someone. My only goal in sharing this is to restore the values we’ve lost as people.”
HELPING HAND: A woman whose electric wheelchair ran out of batteries asked a man to call for help. He did her one better and pushed her all the way home himself.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2018