Good Samaritans Come Out During the Winter Storm

By Christine Souders |

Published 03/13 2014 05:53PM

Updated 03/13 2014 07:55PM

FOX 44 and ABC 22 tracked down some good samaritans in St. Albans who picked up a shovel to just be nice.

Since 8 a.m., Tom Toof, of St. Albans, Vt., has been shoveling, and shoveling.

"I just like helping older people so they don't fall and slip," Toof said. 

And he's not the only one. 72-year-old Weltha Cross says when a good samaritan saw she needed an extra hand he stopped and asked if I need help. 

"I said if you'd like to, we'd appreciate it, so he got out and it was like 10 minutes he had gone through the drifts and shoveled us out. Such a nice kid," Cross said. 

She offered to pay him, but he wouldn't take it.

One person's act of kindness can actually be contagious, in fact Weltha Cross says as soon as they were done shoveling out her driveway, they went next door and did the same thing.

"My friend across the street, he comes over and say Bob let me help you with that, so he brings his snowblower, and here we go," St. Albans resident Robert Cook said. 

The two plowed their driveways and a few of their neighbors too.

Not only is it nice,  but Cook says it could create other solutions.

"It would cut down our taxes, if we didn't have to pay so much to have it," Cook said. "There's a lot of people that are old and can't do it, and that's the ones you look for."

"I'm 72 and I hope that when I get where I can't help out others, somone will do something nice for me," Cross said. 

It's all about being a good neighbor.

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