A father just shared his experience on social media after he and his son met a man in a wheelchair who appeared to be homeless and had no legs. At first, the father thought that the homeless man was just trying to beg his 11-year-old son for money at the gas station. However, when his son returns he revealed what he did that touched his father’s heart.

When Blanton O’Neal and his 11-year-old son, sean stopped at a gas station to buy some drink when the Father witness an incident that might have happened to anyone because it’s simple to commit the same error. Blanton instantly posted on Facebook to describe what transpired.

Blanton O’Neal’s son Sean

“I debated making a post of this as it paints a not so flattering picture of me as a person. But I think in the end it is a picture of many of us if we are truly honest with ourselves,” Blanton wrote, believing that by sharing the unpleasant experience, he can inspire others to take action and spare them from having to confront the same unpleasant truth.Yesterday, as Sean and I traveled to NC for his soccer tourney, we stopped at an exit near the N.C./S.C. border and pulled off at a small gas station for a drink. While I paid, I gave Sean the keys so he could head back out to the car,” he continued.

Blanton O'Neal Wrongfully Thought Man Is Begging His Son For Money

Blanton took a little while to complete the checkout process, but as he was leaving the shop, he saw Sean’s door was open. According to Blanton, his son was moving away from the vehicle in the direction of an older African-American man in a wheelchair who had amputated legs and appeared to be homeless.

It looks like, Sean had engaged in a short conversation with the man as he walked closer. Blanton acknowledged that his first reaction was, “sadly, ‘oh crap! He is hitting Sean up for money and has called him over.” Blanton turned around and headed back to the car when his son also headed back.

Sean responded, “Nothing, Dad. I just was asking if he needed help,” when the duo returned to the car, Blanton asked his son what that was all about.

Blanton O'Neal Wrongfully Thought Man Is Begging His Son For Money

The reality of the situation then hit Blanton like a ton of bricks, when his son said, “He said ‘no thanks,’ that he was fine but thanked me for asking.”

In the Facebook post, Blanton added,

See, at first glance, I didn’t even notice that the gentleman was attempting to cross a gravel parking lot, full of potholes, in a wheelchair using only his hands. I didn’t notice that my 11yo child was man enough to see this in the mirror of my car, drop his electronics he was playing, get out and offer to help the guy.”

Blanton pulled up beside the disabled gentleman and asked if he could use a few bucks, as Sean asked his dad if they could give the man some money when they began to leave,  but the homeless man refused to say, “No thank you, I’m fine, your son was a real gentleman and gave me all I needed today. God Bless.”

The incident made Blanton ask himself one question: Would I have gotten out of the car and done the same? and after rolling up the window as he started to drive off he saw Sean wave at the guy and the guy also waved back with a huge smile on his face.

With blatant honesty, the dad continued,

“I don’t post this looking for any praise for Sean,” “I post this to expose a real nastiness we have in our world. We spew such bile and hatred on every news channel, every Facebook post, every tweet. We all do it. We have forgotten to look at the world through the eyes of a child.”

“Many people have told us over the years how big-hearted Sean is. While he can be bigger than life in many social settings, choosing to be the jokester, his small acts of kindness fly under the radar, as they should. Sean wasn’t looking for praise for what he did. He didn’t even know I would see it. He just saw a man that he thought needed help.” Blanton wrote.

Sources:Taphaps, Lovewhatmatters, Faithimg

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