Teen Hero Pushed Man in Wheelchair to Safety as Tornado Sirens Blared

The teen didn't think twice about lending a hand.

In the wake of devastating twisters that carved a path of destruction through America’s heartland comes news of an act of kindness.

As tornado sirens blared throughout St. Louis, 16-year-old Seth Phillips jumped out of his mom's car to push a man in a wheelchair up a hill to his home. His mom recorded it all on her cellphone.

When the teen was pushing him up the road, the man explained how his life was “not doing that good for him,” the good Samaritan told Inside Edition. 

“It just really hurt me to see him all by himself and just really sad,” Seth said. “He was a double amputee and he needed help.” 

The man had lost both legs and is legally blind, so he was struggling to get home on his own. With many people honking to get his attention, it was the teenager who sprang into action like a superhero

“He was just all by himself and alone and everybody was just driving by, cussing at him and honking at him and just yelling ignorant things towards him and that wasn’t right,” Seth claimed. 

“Believe it or not, this is not the first time Seth has asked me to help someone in need. Usually it is an elderly person at the grocery store when we are out and about,” his mom said. “I wasn’t totally shocked but the fact that the tornado sirens were going off and it was a little bit chaotic and seeing him struggle on the side of the street. … I was more than happy to pull over to let Seth help him. I actually have a grandfather who is a double amputee and I know the struggle that comes with that.”

Seth’s biggest fear was that the man wouldn’t make it home. He said that everyone should come together to help others, especially those in need.