Three young Black men from Florida are being applauded after their good deed of assisting an elderly couple into their car was spotted by a police officer. A video of what exactly happened has even gone viral on social media.
Joc Koe Stoe, Marty, and Freddy G – three friends who are all rappers – were at a local gas station buying chips and soda when they saw 89-year old Rose Griest struggling to get inside their car.
They didn’t hesitate to help her 100-year old husband, David Griest, in assisting her to have her seated the car safely as her legs buckled underneath her.
“We [have] seen an old couple having a hard time so we just assisted them,” Stoe told FOX 5.
The couple of 20 years were driving from Perry after Rose’s medical appointment to their home in Orlando when they stopped by at the gas station for a restroom break.
The scene was spotted by Officer Kenesha Carnegie of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. After asking approaching them for permission, she began recording them.
“I look over and three men were assisting the couple — it was a beautiful thing to see,” Carnegie told Yahoo. “I know these men from the neighborhood, and I wanted them to have that moment to show who they really are.”
In the video, which now has over 5 million views, two of the men can be seen guiding Rose as she struggles to walk, while her husband was holding her hand, and the other one helps David with his walker.
David, who was a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, can be heard saying, “Thank you so much fellas. I’m 100 years old.”
The three young men seemed to be innately gentlemen. Marty said, “We didn’t even ask if they needed help — we felt comfortable giving them a hand right away. I kept thinking, ‘She could have been my grandmother.’ 100 years old is a beautiful life.”
Meanwhile, David and Rose’s grandson, Tommy Griest, was surprised to see his grandparents on Facebook as he was scrolling through his news feed. He was thankful for the three young men and he believes his grandparents, who don’t use social media, would love to see it too. He said, “It would make them happy.”