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Teens Push Woman's Car 4 Miles 'Cause She Can't Afford Tow

"It was one of those crazy things we did," said one about their random act gone viral.


How far would you push your car if it broke down on the road? OK, how far would you push someone else's car?

Three Canadian teens pushed a stranded motorist's car for four miles to save her the cost of a tow. Now they're social media celebrities after their act of kindness went viral.

"We were at the right place at the right time, and this is one of those stories that we can look back on in 10 years and say it was one of those crazy things we did, but it was all worth it," 18-year-old Aeron McQuillin told the St. Catharines Standard Times newspaper .

Aeron and his friends Bailey Campbell and Billy Tarbett were headed to the local Tim Hortons shortly after midnight last Tuesday when they noticed a car broken down on the side of the road. They know a little about cars, stopped to take a look, then told the driver an and her passenger they shouldn't drive it.

"(Don't) be afraid to lend a helping hand to those in need." Aeron McQuillin

That's when Billy came up with the bright idea to push the Chevy Cobalt to the woman's home to save her the cost of a tow. It took them about 2 hours.

They woke up to a social media firestorm. Turns out another motorist who had stopped to help and followed them with his flashers on also took pictures -- and posted them to Facebook along with the story.

Dan Morrison followed with his flashers on for safety, then posted the teen's deed to Facebook.

All three boys were surprised and a little embarassed by all of the attention (32K likes and nearly 5,000 comments at last check). "We had nothing better to do, but even if we did I would like to think we would have helped her anyway," 15-year old Billy told the Standard Times.

They give the credit to their families for raising them right. "We hope more people learn from this situation and not be afraid to lend a helping hand to those in need," Aeron told the Standard Times.

(Images: Dan Morrison Facebook page )

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