'We need to be caring for each other': 16-year-old helps man in wheelchair get home before severe weather strikes

Residents of Missouri know that when the outdoor warning siren sounds, which is activated when there is a tornado warning for the area, it’s time to seek shelter. One man, a double amputee, was leaving a grocery store about a quarter mile from his home when the sirens started to go off. Thankfully, a 16-year-old stepped in to help when it seemed no one else would.

"Everyone kept telling me the storm is coming and you need to hurry up and get home," Gregory Beck told KMOV4. Getting home, however, is not so easy for Beck, who lost both his legs last year and is legally blind due to diabetes.

As Beck was attempting to cross a busy street to get to a nearby gas station, multiple drivers were honking and yelling at him — however, to one teen's surprise, no one was helping.

Seth Phillips, 16, spotted Beck and immediately asked his mother if they could stop to help.

"This lady and her son were hollering at me like, 'Are you okay?" Beck told the news outlet. "Very lovely lady driving and her son. Just the greatest people and very concerned about other people, which America needs to start doing more of."

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This still image taken from video provided by Chris Higgins shows a tornado, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Carl Junction, Mo. The tornado caused some damage in the town of Carl Junction, about 4 miles (6.44 kilometers) north of the Joplin airport. (Chris Higgins via AP)
This still image taken from video provided by Shayla Brooks shows a tornado on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Carl Junction, Mo. The tornado caused some damage in the town of Carl Junction, about 4 miles (6.44 kilometers) north of the Joplin airport. (Shayla Brooks via AP)
This Tuesday, May 21, 2019 photo released by Missouri State Highway Patrol shows the storm damage from a suspected tornado in Wright County at the Town and Country Supermarket in Hartville, Mo. Forecasters say parts of Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas could see more severe weather Wednesday. (Missouri State Highway Patrol via AP)
Crews begin to replace electric lines across from a tornado damaged home, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, near Mangum, Okla. Dangerous storms left a string of more than 30 tornadoes across the central U.S., damaging homes in Oklahoma, demolishing a racetrack grandstand in Missouri and inundating the region with water over a short period. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
This image made from video provided by KWTV-KOTV shows two funnel clouds formed in Crescent, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2019. An intense storm system that weather forecasters labeled "particularly dangerous" swept through the Southern Plains Monday, spawning a few tornadoes that caused some damage and a deluge of rain but no reports of injuries. (KWTV-KOTV via AP)
A tornado is seen in Magnum, Oklahoma, U.S., May 20, 2019 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media on May 21, 2019. Dawson Henry/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - MAY 23: Dirk Sluyter looks in a damaged storage unit on May 23, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Sluyter was looking for what remained of the boat he had just spent three months restoring. A series of powerful tornadoes killed at least three people in southwestern Missouri causing extensive damage in Jefferson City, the state capital. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - MAY 23: A truck is seen overturned near the remains of the Donnie Braun and Sons Auto Repair on May 23, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri. A tornado tore through the area late Thursday night. A series of powerful tornadoes killed at least three people in southwestern Missouri causing extensive damage in Jefferson City, the state capital. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - MAY 23: Mediacom employees look for their fiber cable among the wreckage of a Sonic Drive-In on May 23, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri. A series of powerful tornadoes killed at least three people in southwestern Missouri causing extensive damage in Jefferson City, the state capital. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - MAY 23: Trucks are piled on top of each other at Riley Auto Group on May 23, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri, after a tornado struck there. A series of powerful tornadoes killed at least three people in southwestern Missouri causing extensive damage in Jefferson City, the state capital. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - MAY 23: Trucks are piled on top of each other at Riley Auto Group on May 23, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri, after a tornado struck there. A series of powerful tornadoes killed at least three people in southwestern Missouri causing extensive damage in Jefferson City, the state capital. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)
This aerial image shows severe storm damage in Jefferson City, Mo., Thursday, May 23, 2019, after a tornado hit overnight. A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as part of an overnight outbreak of severe weather across the state. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A car is trapped under the fallen metal roof of the Break Time gas station and convenience store in tornado-hit Jefferson City, MO., Thursday, May 23, 2019. The National Weather Service has confirmed a large and destructive tornado has touched down in Missouri's state capital, causing heavy damage and trapping multiple people in the wreckage of their homes. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb)
Tavaris McClain, left, and Tyree Thompson clear debris to free McClain's mother's car outside her destroyed home Thursday, May 23, 2019 after a tornado tore though Jefferson City, Mo. late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
An uprooted tree rests on a home Thursday, May 23, 2019 after a tornado tore though Jefferson City, Mo. late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
This aerial image shows severe storm damage in Jefferson City, Mo., Thursday, May 23, 2019, after a tornado hit overnight. A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as part of an overnight outbreak of severe weather across the state. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Keith James, center, hurries to move a cabinet out of his house before the roof collapses in the Briarbrook neighborhood of Carl Junction, Mo., on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The National Weather Service says a deadly storm in southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri spawned four tornadoes in roughly 50 miles. Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Burchfield in Springfield, Mo., said Thursday that two of the tornadoes Wednesday night were EF3 tornadoes, including one in Carl Junction, with winds of 140 mph. (Roger Nomer/The Joplin Globe via AP)
The vacancy sign from the Historic Randles Court is blown to the ground Thursday morning, May 23, 2019, in Eldon, Mo. "I heard the sound change and I thought it was a pressure change. But then I came outside and saw what happened," property owner Jennifer Hart said. Hart and her husband rode out the tornado from inside the main office. (Kate Seaman/Missourian via AP)
This still image taken from video provided by Chris Higgins shows a tornado in Carl Junction, Mo., on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The tornado caused damage in the town about 4 miles (6.44 kilometers) north of the Joplin airport. (Chris Higgins via AP)
Jessica Rodgers pushes a stroller carrying her sister Sophia Rodgers through downed power lines as they head to Rodgers' mother's apartment to check on damage Thursday, May 23, 2019, after a tornado tore though Jefferson City, Mo., late Wednesday, May 22. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Seth pushed Beck in his wheelchair up a hill to his home — a hill that Beck says takes him 25 minutes to traverse. He has to stop up to 10 times to rest before he makes it to his door.

Amber Gilleylen, Seth’s mother, said that her son didn't complain about the trek.

"His only complaint was, 'it makes me sad that people would rather fly by and honk at a disabled person rather than to lend a hand,'" said Gilleylen.

Gilleylen filmed her son's kind act to share with her mother on Facebook. Seth’s grandfather was also a double amputee.

The video started to rack up views and was shared throughout social media. Now, the mom hopes the video will inspire other teenagers. "My hope is that other teenagers will see that it's the cool thing to do, you know, it's good to help other people. It doesn't make you uncool to stop and help someone who needs it," she told the station.

The act, according to Seth’s mother, isn't out of character. When asked why he stopped to help, Seth explained, "We need to be caring for each other and helping each other out."

Seth hopes to reconnect with Beck soon.

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