It can be difficult for parents of teenagers to get them to wake up and rise from their beds in the morning.
It is not uncommon for teenagers to enjoy sleeping in on weekends, so it is noteworthy that a story about a group of teenage boys who woke up at 4:30 am on a weekend to clear snow for a neighbor in need has gained popularity.
This act of kindness and civic responsibility is surprising and unexpected for some people.
Brian and Patrick Lanigan are two students who attend Parsippany High School located in New Jersey, USA.
They live in a house next-door to an elderly woman who requires ambulance transportation to take her to the hospital in order to receive her dialysis treatments.
Brian and Patrick’s father took a photo of the boys shoveling the snow and shared it on the social media platform Twitter.
The image quickly gained attention and became widely shared on the platform.
The photo was popularly referred as “Snow Angels” and praised the boys act of kindness.
Indeed, it is uplifting to hear about acts of kindness and generosity, particularly when they come from unexpected individuals.
The story of Brian and Patrick Lanigan, who woke up at 4am to shovel the driveway of their elderly neighbor in need, is a perfect illustration of this.
These teenagers have shown that even at a young age, they are able to demonstrate empathy and care for others.
They probably were aware of the challenges that their neighbor was facing, yet they did not hesitate to assist her.
Their actions convey a selflessness and a readiness to help others that is not always present in our society.
This is a example of how one small act of kindness can make huge impact in others life.