July 31, 2019
A group of concertgoers made sure a fellow Weezer fan could enjoy the music and the view at this year’s North Dakota State Fair.
Credit: Kate Marthaler
As Weezer performed, a woman using a wheelchair got an elevated view when a group of good Samaritans hoisted her up on their shoulders so she could see the band.
A photo taken by concert attendee, Kate Marthaler, has been shared thousands of times on Facebook.
“This right here is what I’m living to be a part of,” Marthaler wrote about the photo. “This right here is the example I’m trying to show my kids. This right here is what I’m working to surround myself with every day. People who want to hold up others when they need it so we can all keep living our best lives together! This is awesome!! This is how it should be.”
KX News caught up with two of the people pictured to learn more about the uplifting act of kindness.
Ashlyn Kelley, the woman in the wheelchair, came from California to visit a friend and her night changed when Lex Smith approached her.
“He’s like, ‘would you want want to be lifted up at all? Do you want to see it differently?’ I was like, okay, yeah! I would love that!” Kelley said.
It turns out it was one of the best times of her life.
“They weren’t just holding me up,” Kelley said. “They were literally like pumping me up in the air. I was dancing, having the time of my life.”
“My favorite part was doing finger guns at the lead singer, Rivers. He actually looked up and we made eye contact and I was just like ‘oh my gosh this is crazy!'”
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