Today we would like you to meet a Nottoway High School senior named Tommy Adams. He is your ordinary teenage boy focused on all the things Seniors in high school love most (friends, cars, college, etc.). But it’s what he does outside of school that speaks volumes about his character.
When driving home from the DMV with his mom, Teresa Adams, he saw something out of his mother’s car window that compelled him to tell her to stop the car.
Did he notice a flat tire? Did he hear a problem with the car? Was he sick?
None of the above.
Tommy saw an older man who was trying to shovel snow from his driveway, using a walker to get around. When his mom asked why they were stopping, he said, “there’s an older man with a walker shoveling snow — I’ll help him out.”
Tommy approached the man and asked him for the snow shovel. “He looked surprised,” Teresa said. “I was so proud, I started to cry.”
Tommy said it appeared a plow had driven by and built up the snow on the man’s driveway.
“He was relieved; he looked tired,” Tommy said. “I told him to get back into his car because it was cold. Other people who saw him in the snow should have had the decency to stop.”
“He said ‘God bless you, the world needs more people like you,'” Tommy recalled.
Tommy said he did not catch the man’s name, but he was glad he was there to help. “I try to do good for the elderly because one day I may need help too,” Tommy said.
So for his random act of kindness, AmericasFootprints.com would like to spotlight the story of teenager Tommy Adams. A young man who made a difference, in more ways than one.
See the original story on WTVR.