Aiken High School freshman caught on camera doing a good deed

Updated: Feb. 24, 2020 at 11:28 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A picture of an Aiken High School freshman is getting lots of attention on social media because of its positive message.

It shows Dontarius Caldwell, 15, walking a blind woman across the street at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road.

“Just thought man that is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. When they stopped at that corner. I had to take a picture,” Mike Garibay said.

Garibay is the photographer. He says he learned from the teen’s principal that Dontarius walks the woman across the street three times a week.

Sheena Ferrell was on Facebook Monday when she saw the photo of her son doing a good deed.

“A friend of mine had shared it and I was like, ‘that looks like my son!’ and I was like, ‘that is my baby!’ I’m just really proud and excited,” Ferrell said.

She says she had no idea that Dontarius was helping the woman but she’s not surprised.

“He’s always willing to help. He’s such a good kid. I just love him so much," Ferrell said.

Gariby hopes Dontarius will get his message.

“Keep up the good work because there’s a lot of people watching. Hopefully, he gets recognition for this because there’s a lot of people watching,” Gariby said.

Dontarius’ principal Lisa Votaw says she plans to meet with him Tuesday morning and says what he did is amazing.

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