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Bilal Quintyne's Wheelchair-Pushing Heroism Goes Viral

(Video via The Washington Post)

By    |   Monday, 25 June 2018 05:01 PM

After a woman's motorized wheelchair broke down, amateur boxer Bilal Quintyne spotted her stuck on the side of the road and pushed her home in a now viral video.

Quintyne, 24, was on his way to a training session in Smyrna, Georgia, when he spotted Belinda Whitaker, 67, sitting still in her motorized wheelchair, The Washington Post reported. The chair’s motor had malfunctioned.

After Quintyne asked if she was OK, Whitaker explained she had been stuck there for 45 minutes. Someone helped her get back into the chair after she was thrown out when the motor abruptly stopped, but no offered to get her moving again.

The semi-retired real estate agent had prayed to God for help. “The next thing I know, Bilal shows up,” she told the Post.

Whitaker, who contracted polio as a child, asked Quintyne to call for help.

“I’ll do one better,” Quintyne replied, the Post reported. “God blessed me with an able body. I’ll push you home.”

The chair itself weighs about 360 pounds and the walk to Whitaker's home was about 30 minutes.

When Quintyne’s trainer Tony Willingham drove up on his way to their their training stint, he recorded his boxer’s efforts.

Quintyne posted the video on his Facebook page where it has received more than 3 million views.

“A mile or not I wouldn’t go home until she was home,” he posted, ABC News reported.

One of the viewers was Pastor Stephan Bell of the Divine Order Church in nearby Marietta, Georgia. He recognized Whitaker as a member of his church. He called to let her know about the popular video and she was connected again with Quintyne at the Sunday church service.

Quintyne was overwhelmed by the praise and received a plaque.

“The pastor said, ‘That’s what it’s about, taking care of your community. Not just sitting there and talking about God, but going out and practicing what you preach,’” Quintyne said, The Washington Post reported.

Quintyne doesn’t see himself as a hero, “just a moral man doing what I was put on this Earth to do.”

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