At about 1 a.m. July 10th, three kind teenagers, 18-year-old Aeron McQuillin, 17-year-old Bailey Campbell, and 15-year-old Billy Tarbett, residing near Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, gathered together to push a woman’s car for hours all the way back home and inspired others on Facebook.
Aeron McQuillin, Bailey Campbell, Billy Tarbett were on their way to a Tim Hortons donut shop in Fonthill, Ontario, around 1 a.m. last week when they spotted a woman on the side of the road with smoke coming out of her car.
“We noticed there was a car smoking,” Campbell told InsideEdition.
The issue was rapidly diagnosed as a leak that permitted the coolant of the engine to mix with oil. The teens determined the car was too dangerous to drive, so they first pushed it into the nearest parking lot.
The woman couldn’t afford a tow truck. So, Billy suggested pushing the car to the woman’s home. She lives over five miles away.
Another bystander, Dan Morrison, who once believed that the teenagers were insane to offer, offered to give the teens a ride back when they were done.
“We ended up pushing her car roughly 5 miles to her house that night,” McQuillin said. “About 20-30 minutes in, our calves hurt and we were like, ‘This is getting really tiring’ but we just kept going. We pushed through the pain.”
The woman steered as they made the journey, and they played music on a Bluetooth speaker to keep them motivated. Morrison drove behind them with his hazard lights on for safety.
Bailey said they were facing several obstacles. After more than one-and-a-half hours of pushing, they finally delivered the car back home.
Morrison snapped a couple of pictures of the teens, hoping to turn them into hometown heroes on social media. McQuillin said he hopes their good deed inspires others.
“Kids our age have a stigma that they’re all lazy and they’re always up to no good,” McQuillin said, according to InsideEdition. “This just goes to show that not every kid our age is bad, as well as that people, shouldn’t be afraid to lend a helping hand.”