The Heartwarming Moment Volunteer Surf Lifesavers Make A 96-Year-Old Man's Dream Come True
If this doesn't melt your heart, nothing will.
A random act of kindness from volunteer lifesavers in Queensland has made a 96-year-old man's dream come true.
Len Stevens had a simple request -- he just wanted to get his feet wet and spend some time with his daughters.
A heartwarming image posted to Facebook by the Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club showed Stevens being helped to the water's edge by lifesaver Brian Dreves at Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
"Len Stevens just wanted to get his feet wet, so how could we not make it happen for him," the image was captioned.
Speaking to 10 daily, Brian's daughter Eliza Dreves, who is also a volunteer surf lifesaver and was there on the day, said Len's daughters approached them and asked if they could help make their dad's wish a reality.
"They said he hadn't been to the beach for such a long time and was just so eager to get down there," she said.
"We were so happy to help. His family were beside themselves, and we've had a lot of carry on [in a good way] this week."
She explained how they have helped individuals who might struggle on the sand in the past, like people in wheelchairs or with other mobility issues.
Eliza, who works in insurance, and her father Brian, an optometrist, are volunteers. She has been patrolling since 2008 and Brian since 2005.
"We wanted to help [volunteer patrolling] because it's a really good family organisation," she said.
"We all patrol together and it helps with our fitness."
Facebook users were quick to praise their efforts.
"This is so wonderful," one person wrote, while another said: "Beautiful, and so kind of you to help."
Featured image via the Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club.