A young boy in New Jersey has finally been able to take his first steps due to the help of a kind stranger.
According to Sunny Skyz, 4-year-old Luis Tamarez has suffered from cerebral palsy since birth and could only crawl or use a wheelchair in order to move around.
While attending North Main Street Elementary School, staff learned of a device that could allow Luis to walk with the help of an adult. The device, called an Upsee, cost $500 and required a fund raiser in order to pay for it.
In a happy twist of fate however, substitute teacher and part-time Uber driver Yorel Browne told the story to one of his passengers while driving one night, only for that man to make a surprise offer.
Jim Burke, a local businessman, offered to buy the device in full for Luis so he could start walking. When the device finally arrived, both Brown and Burke were invited to see the boy take his first steps in front of his pre-K class.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as Luis exclaimed “I’m walking” while he moved around on his feet for the first time.
Of the decision to buy the device, Burke told ABC News:
“It was a no-brainer. It touched me. It didn’t even take a split second. It was a very easy decision… I gave $500 and got a million dollar smile.”
You can see the video of him taking his first steps here!