The 24-year-old amateur boxer is not a religious man, but he believes in God, and one day in early May […]
The 24-year-old amateur boxer is not a religious man, but he believes in God, and one day in early May he felt a call.
Bilal Quintyne is an amateur boxer who had been preparing to go for a run with his trainer in Smyrna, Georgia when he first spotted 67-year-old Belinda Whitaker sitting in her wheelchair. The chair was stuck, and she could not move.
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Quintyne walked up to Whitaker and asked her what was wrong. When she explained her predicament, he offered to push her all the way back to her senior living home.
Her home was a 30-minute walk, and the wheels on the 360-pound chair had seized up, making it harder to push for the first part of the journey. Along the way, Quintyne’s trainer, Tony Willingham, drove up expecting to do a training session. He saw what was going on and started filming it.
Willingham’s video was later uploaded to Facebook and viewed millions of times.
The clip’s instant fame spurred several members of Whitaker’s church to reach out to him on social media and invite him to one of their services.
Quintyne attended one of the sermons and the pastor praised the young boxer for serving his community and using his abilities to help those in need. They presented Quintyne with a church T-shirt and a $25 gift card to the Cheesecake Factory; he plans to surprise his two children, 4 and 6, with a trip there this week.
“I just felt so much love,” Quintyne told The Washington Post. “I don’t see myself as no superhero, I don’t see myself as no great guy. I’m just a moral man doing what I was put on this Earth to do.”