It’s not easy being a good mother, but some moms just do whatever it takes to instill good qualities in their kids. This mom from Western Michigan, raised a stand-up son who loves helping people. Last April, he went viral on Facebook for taking it upon himself to fill the massive potholes that plagued his hometown.
What a stand-up kid, he deserves to be seen for this!
Monte Scott was just a 12-year-old kid, who was on a mission to fill the potholes in his community
Monte, the now 13-year-old, was upset at the potholes in his hometown Muskegon Heights, Michigan, after his mother hit one, flattening her tire and wrecking her axel. Instead of ignoring it, he decided to do something about the problem, head-on.
His mother, Trinell Scott, had no idea what her son was up to when he decided to start taking dirt from their backyard and filling potholes. She probably thought he was out playing like most kids, but not Monte, he was making a huge difference!
“He saw a need, and he felt like he could meet that need,” Trinell told CBS News.
When one of his neighbors saw him filling the potholes, she uploaded a video to Facebook and it took off from there
Monte Scott is only 12 and he’s everything that’s right in the world. It’s sad that he has to fill the pot holes with his own dollars because the money isn’t in the coffers like that in Muskegon Heights."I didn't want people messing up their cars like my mom did," Scott said. "If somebody were to drive down the street and hit a pothole, and then would have to pay like $600-700 to get their car fixed, they would be mad."Full story:https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/04/01/muskegon-heights-boy-potholes/3329481002/
Posted by Tia Ewing on Tuesday, April 2, 2019
The hard-working young man didn’t tell anyone what he was doing, not even his mother. So you can imagine her surprise when a video of him doing the incredible deed popped up on her Facebook feed. In the video, you can see Monte with a trashcan full of dirt, filling the potholes and smoothing them over.
He was furious that a pothole had wrecked his mom’s car, so he used that anger to get work and do something good for his community. When asked why it bothered him so much, he told, Phil Hartman with CBS News:
“Because I didn’t want to see nobody else messing up their car like my mom did.”
Monte’s mother explained to CBS News, that this is just in the big-hearted kid’s nature
Helping people isn’t irregular for Monte, his mom told Phil Hartman, saying:
“He’s just a kid that likes to help people. If it’s the fall, he’s raking leaves, summer/spring, he’s cutting grass, winter he’s blowing snow.” When Monte was asked if gets paid for his actions he said: “No. I tell myself I have a responsibility, doing something to help the community out.”
Monte and his mother, Trinell, were honored by the Mayor of Muskegon Heights, Kimberly Simms, for his upstanding actions
Nowadays, most kids are out chasing clout on social media, seeing a pre-teenager like this is incredibly heartwarming. The fact that he didn’t tell anyone and just did it is inspiring, it was other people who made it go viral and I’m glad they did! Monte didn’t let it get to his head, the honorable kid is still filling the potholes in his neighborhoods, one at a time.
What a touching story, Monte is going above and beyond to be an asset and inspiration in his community and he deserves recognition for it. It’s not every day that you see children doing the right thing, just to do the right thing, but that’s exactly what he’s doing. To see the commendable story for yourself, watch the video below!
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