Gregory Beck was put on a wheelchair when he lost both his legs last year. Having diabetes also made him legally blind. So when the tornado sirens started going off in St.Louis, Beck had very little time to make it back home all by himself.
His normal journey back home from supermarket takes him about 25 minutes and at least 10 stops in between to catch a breath or two. He was all alone and knew he couldn’t reach home in time.
That’s when Seth Phillips and his mom decided to stop their car and help him.
Beck said that the drivers were honking and yelling at him as he tried to cross St. Charles Rock Road and make it up the hill. He made it to a nearby gas station meanwhile.
“Everyone kept telling me the storm is coming and you need to hurry up and get home,” Beck told the station.
16-year-old Seth jumped out of the car and began pushing Beck in his wheelchair up the hill, all the way to his home.
Seth’s mother Amber said that this is nothing new of her son. He is always so kind and compassionate in helping others.
She mentioned that the only thing that saddened his son is people would rather yell and honk at a disabled person rather than helping them cross the road.
When asked about the mother and son, Beck had a few words to share.
“This lady and her son were hollering at me like ‘are you okay? Very lovely lady driving and her son. Just the greatest people and very concerned about other people, which America needs to start doing more of, ” he said.
Seth had a message to everyone. “We need to be caring for each other and helping each other out,” he said.
So I would like to share a VERY PROUD mama moment. Today the kids and I went to the grocery store before the storm…