Two strangers saw a disabled boy in a wheelchair crying, because he couldn't see Blake Shelton through the crowd. In the heat of the outdoor concert, they watched as Patrick Connelly's mother and sister tried to lift him high enough to see over the audience. Their efforts failed, and that's when the strangers took matters into their own hands.
In a simple act of kindness, the two not only lifted him up, they carried him to the stage where Patrick was able to shake his favorite music star's hand. Later, Fox News reports, he was taken backstage to meet Blake Shelton.
Perhaps Connelly's mother said it best.
"Today in this world, you don't see that much heartfelt and that kindness from strangers....I can't thank them enough and what that meant for my family and especially for Patrick to be able to see that. I mean, it just brought tears to my daughter and myself."
Two strangers, in that moment of deciding to lend a hand, probably brought more joy to Patrick Connelly than they ever could have imagined. At a time when the country is still shaking from the Colorado movie massacre, this simple act by these two strangers epitomizes the overall goodness in people that sometimes is lost in the media frenzy that follows a horrific event.
The names of the two are not mentioned, but they join the long list of those who quietly offer themselves to others, with no thought of recognition or thanks. They just do it.
Watch the touching video of this wonderful act of kindness here.