As Jamere Davis perused social media posts and news reports about Buffalonians getting trapped, going hungry, or dying in the snow, he became depressed.
"It was playing a joke on me. I was bothered by it "said Davis, 18, whose family had lost electricity and had gathered around the stove. I believed, "We have to assist." We must check on everyone's well-being."
Davis and his 17-year-old boyhood friend Ronald Smith decided to assist as a result.
They put on double hoodies and went outside to check on their neighbors. They also helped to clear cars of snow, led others across the snow on foot, and went up to anyone who appeared to need assistance.
Once inside WNY Heroes' East Delavan Avenue dog shelter, where assistance canines are raised for veterans of the military, they saw someone trying to force their way inside by digging. Halfway up the door, there was a snowdrift.
WNY Heroes posted on its Facebook page that "these two were walking by and observed our difficulty attempting to get in and came sprinting to help."
When they discovered the dogs inside needed to be fed, they were already hard at work clearing the snow.
Davis remarked, "That's when we started going."
According to family relatives, Davis and Smith have a heart for animals and have a history of helping stray animals. Despite neither wearing gloves, they soon made their way to the entrance and entered.
In a post that has been shared thousands of times across numerous Facebook groups, WNY Heroes stated, "We need to give these two serious heroes a shout-out."
Davis' mother Tammarra Newton stated that her son "has always been that person," thus she was not surprised by his behavior on Christmas.
He used to say, "Don't worry about me, I simply don't want my siblings to go without," because we didn't always have everything we needed, Newton recalled. "They've blessed people before, so this isn't the first time. Just recently have cameras been available."
Early on, Davis and Smith became friends because they both loved animals and were sensitive people.
They both acknowledged that they fit the definition of "empaths" (those who are extremely attuned to others' emotions) and agreed that having a close buddy who understands what it's like to feel so intensely in an often heartless environment is helpful. The early deaths of family members, particularly Smith's mother, who went away in 2019, helped them to bond.
Smith's life has been difficult, so you can imagine how seeing him become viral on social media for his good deeds was better than any Christmas present we could locate, according to Shari Sullivan, Smith's aunt. "It breaks my heart to know that life couldn't have made him bitter."
The social media reaction left both kids speechless, admitting they didn't do it for attention.
Other individuals deserved to be in the spotlight rather than us, Smith added. One man spent hours traveling back and forth with formula and diapers.
The teenagers tried to refuse the gift cards from Tops and Tim Hortons that WNY Heroes handed them, but they ultimately decided to give them to people in need. The group added that they wanted to invite the teenagers to their gala and present them with a Heroes award.
The teenagers laughed when the owner of a missing iPhone recognized them from the trending article and had her entire family come outside to greet them.
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