Joc Koe Stoe, Marty and Freddy G. were picking up some snacks at a local gas station in Bronson, Florida, when they spotted an elderly couple in distress.
100 year old David Griest and his 89 year old wife Rose had just come from a medical appointment and they stopped to use the bathroom...and David couldn’t get his ailing wife back into their van.
“Thank you so much fellas. I’m 100 years old.”
The video was taken by Deputy Kenesha Carnegie of the Levy County Sheriff’s Dept.
"I look over and three friends were assisting the couple. It was a beautiful thing to see," said Kenesha.
“I know these men from the neighborhood, and I wanted them to have that moment to show who they really are.”
Said Marty,” “We didn’t even ask if they needed help. We felt comfortable giving them a hand right away.
I kept thinking, ‘She could have been my grandmother.’
100 years old is a beautiful life.”
This comes as no surprise to this community.
It is what we are used to and come to expect.
This act of compassion happens a hundred times a day.
In every neighborhood and community in the country.
For every act of depravity….there are a hundred fold simple acts of kindness.
Which is why you should have no fear.
We will get through this darkness….
And back into the light….
And to reiterate my meaning….