Loving Teenager Decides to Save His Money for 2 Years to Buy Friend Electric Wheelchair
Instead of spending his money on himself, a teenager had been saving up his paychecks for the last two years for his friend.
Tanner Wilson and Brandon Qualls both go to Caddo Hills High School in Norman, Arkansas and have been friends for years. They often discuss their love of cars and trucks with each other.
Qualls uses a hand-push wheelchair model to get to and from classes, but found his arms hurting when using it for extended periods of time. Pushing himself for eight hours at school every day was exhausting.
Knowing Qualls’ predicament, Wilson thought of a generous idea to help. He began to secretly save the money he received from his part-time job at a local car repair shop. All the funds, he decided, were going towards buying Qualls an electric wheelchair.
“He’s always been a really good friend and I wanted to do him a favor,” Wilson told his local news station. “I just felt like I needed to do it. …Brandon, he’s just always been there for me.”
After saving for two years, the teenager finally had enough cash. He bought the new wheelchair and surprised his friend in class.
“They came in and my face just blew up,” Qualls described about the moment he received his gift. “I was just crying everywhere. I was like, ‘Wow I can’t believe he did that for me.’
“It’s been my dream to just have one of these,” Qualls added, “and my dream came true.”
Thanks to Wilson’s generosity and love, Qualls can easily navigate his high school without getting pain in his arms.
“Everybody keeps asking me, ‘Was it worth it? Was it worth it?” Wilson said. “Yeah. 100%.”
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