“Just trying to live life the right way,” Teen stops to shovel snow for elderly man with walker

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NOTTOWAY COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - It's a story we brought you on Thursday that is now spreading across the country.

An 18-year-old high school senior is getting praise from around the country for his kind act toward a 76-year-old senior citizen.

Teresa Adams and her son, Tommy, were driving home from the DMV when they passed an older man shoveling snow in his driveway.

"I was like, 'Mom, stop. Just turn around," Tommy Adams told WTVR.

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

Clarence Coleman, 76, says he was simply trying to clear a path after a snow plow piled snow in front of his driveway.

"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 said.

Teresa was able to pull over to the side of the road as Tommy hopped out of the car.

"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 says he didn't think anything of the kind deed, saying it is simply the way he was raised by his single mother.

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

Tommy said when he spotted Clarence's walker, he immediately thought of his grandmother.

"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.

"I felt proud because I've always tried to instill in Tommy, you know, you do a good deed, a good deed will come back to you," Teresa said.

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