A Simple Act of Love by a Teenager to a Stranger

Every night, 17-year old Rudy Favard visits the Parker family home in Melrose, MA. He's there because 8-year old Sammy has cerebral palsy. He must be fed downstairs, but his parents are not longer able to physically carry him back up to his bedroom. So the Parkers asked for help from the local Catholic school. The school nurse, Elizabeth Paquette, arranged for a caring teenager named Rudy to visit them every night and carry Sammy back upstairs:

When Paquette brought the boys to meet the family for the first time, the Parkers cried.

“Just to see this outpouring of people,’’ Rick Parker began, his eyes welling at the memory. “To see that these people were willing to put their hands and feet to what they believed. . .’’

Link via Deadspin | Photo: Essdras M Suarez, Boston Globe

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