Teen Who Shoveled Snow for Elderly Man Says He’s “Trying to Live Life the Right Way”

A Virginia teen who shoveled snow for an elderly man doesn’t quite shovelling snowunderstand why his selfless act is getting so much attention.

The 18 year old high school senior is being held up as an example to others after shoveling snow for a 76 year old man, but to the teen, he was just doing the right thing and living his life “the right way.”

Tommy was riding home with his mother, Teresa Adams, when he spotted an elderly man shoveling snow, KFOR reports. Many passengers and drivers probably wouldn’t have taken a second glance at the elderly man. In fact, several drivers had probably already passed the man without giving him a second thought. Tommy, however, was floored that an elderly man was outside shoveling his own snow.

“Why? What’s wrong? He was like, ‘Well, there’s a elderly man with a walker trying to shovel snow,” said Teresa Adams.

“When I first seen him, it just surprised me that he was out there still trying to do it because he had a walker,” Tommy explained.

Clarence Coleman, 76, says a snow plow had dumped snow in front of his home and he was trying to clear a path.

Tommy had his mom pull over to the side of the road so he could help Mr. Coleman shovel snow.

“They’re good people. They’re good people. The Good Lord is going to bless them. They’ll have good luck as long as they live,” Coleman said.

Tommy pointed out that his mom raised him alone and so he always does what he can to help.

“I’m different. I play sports. I like to help people,” Tommy said. “Just trying to live life the right way.”

Tommy said he thought of his own grandmother and how he’d want someone to help her if the situations were reversed.

“It made me think, like, he don’t have, like, good balance or something. He might be able to fall and hurt himself,” Tommy said.

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