Good Samaritans Give Disabled Fan a Helping Hand at Blake Shelton Concert
Patrick Connelly, who suffers from a variety of disabilities and is confined to a wheelchair, loves county music. So imagine his thrill when he was off to see Blake Shelton, his favorite singer, play a free outdoor show in Overland Park, Kansas.
But when he got to the venue with his mother and his sister, his excitement turned to disappointment. Because the show was standing room only, he couldn't see the stage.
“Patrick started crying because he couldn’t see Blake Shelton, he couldn’t see anything but the legs of the people in front of him,” Cheryl Connelly, his mother, explained.
So mom and sis tried to lift Patrick up. But he proved too heavy, especially in the 100 degree heat.
That's when two burly young men noticed the family's plight. So they jumped in and lifted Patrick, holding him for almost half an hour despite the intense heat.
The gesture of kindness also caught the attention of Shelton, who ended up inviting Patrick backstage after the show.
As for the young men, they disappeared before the Connellys even caught their names. Cheryl is hoping media attention on their good deed will bring them out of the woodwork so she can thank them again.
"I can’t thank them enough for what that meant for my family, and especially for Patrick, for what it meant for him to be able to see that,” Connelly explained. “It brought tears to my daughter and myself.”
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