A 12-year-old boy in Michigan has decided he’s not going to wait for officials to fill the large potholes dotting a street near […]
A 12-year-old boy in Michigan has decided he’s not going to wait for officials to fill the large potholes dotting a street near his home and is instead getting his hands dirty and filling the craters himself.
Monte Scott didn’t tell anyone of his plans. His mother, Trinell Scott, told the television station she only found out after she got a text message from her niece saying she saw Michael in a video posted to Facebook filling in the holes.
In the video, Monte can be seen filling in a pothole on the road that’s larger than the base of his trash can.
“He saw a need and he felt like he could meet that need, so that’s why he did what he did,” Trinell said.
It all started one day when Trinell was driving around her hometown in Muskegon Heights, Michigan. The road was a moonscape of potholes, and one crater was so deep it took out her tire and axel.
Monte was mad.
“I didn’t want people messing up their cars like my mom did,” he told WZZM-TV. “If somebody were to drive down the street and hit a pothole, and then would have to pay like $600-700 to get their car fixed, they would be mad.”
Monte doesn’t get paid for his good deeds.
“I tell myself: I have a responsibility of doing something to help the community out,” he said.
It’s something he said he’s learned from his mom.