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'Thank God for our youth': young boy helps elderly woman up steps

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by CLAIRE HELM, WGXA

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (WGXA) - One boy in Milledgeville, Ga. did a major good deed by helping a woman up some steps recently.

The video shows eight-year-old Maurice Adams, Jr., helping the struggling woman until she makes it to the top, where she hugs him in thanks.

Adams asked his mother if he could jump out of the car to help the woman, and added, "she never saw a kid helping an older lady up the stairs or helping an older lady doing something."

The encounter lasted less than a minute, but the boy has no problem letting the woman pause at each step and helps lift her walker with his hand on her back.

The boy didn't know it at the time, but a stranger was filming the whole thing. The stranger, Riley Duncan, later posted the video to Facebook with the caption, "Thank God for our youth."

"I'm like, 'Wow, he jumped out to help that elderly lady.' I was so proud and it made me feel so good and I started crying. With tears I started recording and it was just so amazing," said Duncan.

What made Adams want to do this act of kindness for someone else?

"She was struggling, so I decided to help her," he said.

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