Five high school seniors wake up at dawn to shovel neighbor's driveway during snowstorm so she could attend life-saving dialysis
Patrick Lanigan's father put up a picture of the good deed on Twitter, and people were all praises for the high schooler and his friends
A group of five high school seniors from New Jersey reportedly woke up at dawn to shovel snow from their neighbor's driveway so that she could get her dialysis treatment. Reports state that the bunch of youngsters jumped into action after the weather forecast announced eight inches of snow, which would have prevented Natalie Blair from getting out.
Blair's driveway was cleared during the last snowstorm by her neighbor Brian Lanigan, however, he knew he would not be able to assist her this time because of his shift as a local EMT. So he asked his younger brother Patrick to take care of their neighbor's driveway and make sure that she was able to leave the house.
The teenager then called in his fellow classmates from Parsippany High School to assist him and four of them — Justin, Tyler, Chris and Amon — volunteered to sleep at the Lanigan house the previous night so that they could wake up at 4:30 am to begin shoveling, according to CNN.
Snow Angels disguised as PHS Srs, Justin, Pat, Chris, Tyler & Amon got up super early 4:30 (really never slept) to shovel a driveway for a neighbor who needed to get to dialysis #Goodboys #MooMoo #hopingforasnowday pic.twitter.com/ZMMWbrBRlR— Peter Lanigan (@TweeterLanigan) March 4, 2019
Patrick's proud father, Peter Lanigan, shortly posted pictures of the group on Twitter as they held rakes and shovels in their hands in the freezing dark.
"Snow Angels disguised as PHS Srs, Justin, Pat, Chris, Tyler & Amon got up super early 4:30 (really never slept) to shovel a driveway for a neighbor who needed to get to dialysis," Peter tweeted along with two pictures.
Lanigan, while talking to the outlet, said that the kind gesture was expected from his son as he described him as a "small kid with a big heart."
Peter's father added that his son was humbled by all the attention the tweet garnered. According to reports, Patrick, who is active in church, serves as a "peer buddy" at school by mentoring students on the autism spectrum.
Reports state that with all the five students helping to clear the snow from Blair's driveway, it just took them 30 minutes. However, for Blair it made a world of difference for whom a snowstorm can easily turn into a life-threatening situation.
Although the students had hoped that the storm would result in their classes getting canceled, however, that wasn't the case but it did end up with a two-hour delayed opening, giving the teens much-needed rest after their hard work.