It’s too easy to lose hope in the way the world is right now. When we turn on the TV in the morning or look at the news on our phones while eating breakfast, we see a lot of sad things.
We could be forgiven for thinking that by now, most of the problems that have plagued human society since the beginning of time would have been solved.
We haven’t, which is too bad, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope if you look for it. Sure, if you listen to the news, you might think that chaos rules and that vice and crime have become the backbones of our most powerful countries. But that doesn’t always happen.
We at Newsner are committed to bringing you both good and bad news, but it makes our jobs easier when we come across heartwarming events that remind us that there are still good people in the world.
We’re talking about regular people who go out of their way to help others and do incredibly kind and caring things because they want to, not because they have to.
In light of this, three young boys, Devonte Cafferkey, Sammy Farah, and Shawn Young, deserve a lot of praise.
Teenagers often get so caught up in their own lives that they miss a lot of what’s going on around them. Most teens can be forgiven for not doing much besides having fun. They are in a transitional phase and still learning about life as they grow up.
Devonte, 13, Sammy, 14, and Shawn, 12, were lucky that one day in 2018 they were in the right place at the right time. Also, they took action when they needed to, which saved the life of a man who thought he was ready to die.
The three boys were on their way home from school when they saw a 21-year-old man with a rope around his neck sitting on the edge of an overpass.
Sad to say, the man in question was going to try to kill himself.
His guardian angels wouldn’t let that happen, though.
“We saw him across the bridge, and then he had a rope around his neck. Shawn told Steve Harvey, “Then Sammy and I grabbed him and pulled him back.”
They also talked about how they kept talking to him to get him to stay away from the edge.
Steve asked Sammy, “Were you worried you might say something wrong?”
Sammy said, “Yes, I was worried.” “I was in tears. I don’t think anyone will die. We told him you are part of a family. Don’t do this, you are young.”
The words were a last-ditch effort to make the man feel better, but he still chose to jump. When he got close to the edge, Devonte, Sammy, and Shawn grabbed him and held him back.
Shawn’s mother, Carol, said, “The man was passing out and getting heavier for them.”
While Devonte and Sammy tried to stop the man from killing himself, Shawn called for help. Just in the nick of time, the police showed up and saved a life.
It was no surprise that the teens were praised for their bravery and quick thinking. All three of them got certificates from the Royal Human Society. Queen Elizabeth of England signed each one.
“I am very proud of all three of them. They are all good boys, and it’s great that they are being recognized for doing something good in the community,” Carol said.
“They were coming home from school, but they were taking their time. Shawn told them to hurry up. Who knows what they might have run into if they had played around a little longer? I think it was fate that they were there to help him.”
Devonte, Sammy, and Shawn, thank you very much. It warms my heart so much to know that there are still heroes among the young.
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