Teen scares mother by demanding she stop car on snowy street, what happened next brought her to tears

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NOTTOWAY COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia teen is getting national attention after a photo of him helping an older man went viral.

Teresa Adams was driving home when her son, Tommy, told her to stop the car.

“Tommy said ‘Mamma stop the car,'” Teresa Adams recalled. “I got scared and asked ‘What’s wrong?'”

"There’s an older man with a walker shoveling snow — I’ll help him out,” Tommy told his mother.

Teresa told WTVR the man seemed surprised when her son asked him for the snow shovel.

“I told him to get back into his car because it was cold,” the teen said.

The proud mother snapped a photo of her son's good deed and shared it on WTVR's Facebook page.

"Other people who saw him in the snow should have had the decency to stop," the teen said.

The older man was grateful for the help.

“He said ‘God bless you, the world needs more people like you,'” Tommy recalled


  • Rick

    Good kid who is going to be a good man one day. And hes absolutely right. Others who passed by before him should have had the decency to do the same.


    Poor old man. I hear stories like this and I dread getting old. By the time I need a walker, there won’t be any nice young people around to help out, at the rate this Country is going.

  • Tom

    Good for the teen here. But honestly, very sad how things like this happen so rarely that it’s considered “news” now. This should be an everyday thing happening, all the time that no one thinks he did such an amazing thing.

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