As we age, everyday tasks can become harder. We move slower, we discover new aches and pains, and easy tasks we maybe took for granted can suddenly seem a lot more difficult. That’s why when we see someone helping an elderly person in need, it can melt our hearts: it reminds us that there’s good in everyone.
Well, this trio reminded the whole world of that one day when they stopped to help two elderly strangers.
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Orlando-based rappers Joc Koe Stoe, Marty and Freddy G were at a gas station when they noticed an elderly couple outside who were having trouble getting into their car.
Rose Griest, an 89-year-old woman, and her 100-year-old husband, David, had taken a road trip for a medical appointment and had stopped for a bathroom break.
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There, Rose was having a hard time getting into her car, and David was struggling to help her. Immediately, without thinking about it, all three men rushed over to the car to help.
Unbeknownst to them, officer Kenesha Carnegie of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office saw the guys helping the couple. She knew them from her neighborhood and decided to record the situation in a since-expired video.
“I look over and three men were assisting the couple — it was a beautiful thing to see,” she later recalled to Yahoo. “I wanted them to have that moment to show who they really are.”
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After Carnegie posted the video to her Facebook page, it quickly went viral. Soon, the guys were being interviewed by news outlets across the country. Quite a turn of events, considering they were just there to grab some chips and a soda, huh?
“We didn’t even ask if they needed help — we felt comfortable giving them a hand right away,” 30-year-old Marty added to Yahoo. “I kept thinking, ‘She could have been my grandmother.’ 100 years old is a beautiful life.”
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In the video shared by Inside Edition on YouTube, the guys helped steady Rose into the car and assisted David with his walker. “Thank you so much fellas,” he said in the video. “I’m 100 years old.”
Later, after the story gained traction, the couple’s grandson also came across it.
“I was scrolling through and saw my grandmother’s purple outfit,” Tommy Griest added to Yahoo. “Praise these guys for helping them. I don’t think they even know about the video,” he added of his grandmother and grandfather, a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. “It would make them happy.”
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This story resonated with so many people because everyone needs help once in a while. So it’s nice to think there are good people out there who are willing to give it, no questions asked. It’s a little reminder that when we see someone struggling in life, to lend a hand, too.
It doesn’t have to be someone elderly, either. It could be offering help to a parent balancing a stroller and a door, someone with their arms full in the parking lot, or even a friend who is going through a tough time with their mental health.
Assessing a situation and figuring out ways you can be of service doesn’t just make the person you’re helping feel good — it makes you feel good inside, too. Your good deed might not travel around the world like this story did, but you never know who you might inspire along the way, either.