Let's hear it for the bikers

@JudyEv (141255)
Bunbury, Australia
January 6, 2017 5:31pm CST
Would you like a warm and fuzzy feel-good story? There are few enough around. In the city of Bunbury in Western Australia, a call was put out on social media by the mother of a boy with cerebral palsy. He was to celebrate turning 13 with a meal at McDonalds last Friday. His mother said the boy was a motor-cycle fan and would be 'stoked' if a motor-bike drove past while he was there. In return for a wave and a bit of a rev, she promised the motor-bike riders a smile and 'a million and one flaps of joy'. What she didn't expect was nearly 100 riders to ride past her son as he sat in his wheelchair outside McDonalds. Some brought gifts including a Harley helmet and T-shirt and the crowd that had gathered sang Happy Birthday. And sure enough, the new teenager was flapping his arms with delight. Photo is of a bike we saw in Melbourne. I think it was worth more than our hired motor-home.
Zane, who has cerebral palsy, loves motorbikes and so Keira said he would be "stoked" to see a two-wheeler on his big day.
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31 responses
@xFiacre (6077)
• Ireland
6 Jan 17
@judyev Excellent stuff. Enough to make a biker cry!
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
I just love stories like this. Unfortunately there aren't enough of them around.
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@akalinus (22903)
• United States
6 Jan 17
What a touching story! Bless them for doing this for this special boy.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
Isn't it a magic story? Apparently his mother was in tears and she wouldn't have been the only one.
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@akalinus (22903)
• United States
9 Jan 17
@JudyEv It reminds me of the song "Teddy Bear." It is a tear-jerker about a sick little boy who got rides with hundreds of truckers that detoured to his house.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 17
@akalinus I remember this song! And yes, it was a real tear-jerker.
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@amadeo (78301)
• United States
6 Jan 17
I loved it.How wonderful is this.A big day for him.Good.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
He would have gone to bed a very happy boy, wouldn't he?
@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 17
Lovely, makes me feel happy to read it.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
It would have been great to have been there. It would have made everyone's day.
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@Juliaacv (35197)
• Canada
7 Jan 17
Wow, that is one heart-warming story. Its nice to know that there are still some really good-hearted unselfish people in this world. Good for Zane!
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
Magic, isn't it? Those mobile phones are good for some things! I might have to start reviewing my opinion of them - and FB. :)
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@averygirl72 (16611)
• Philippines
6 Jan 17
That's very kind of them to the boy with cerebral palsy
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
You are right. It was a very kind thing for them to do. They would have made him so happy.
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@NJChicaa (48431)
• United States
6 Jan 17
that is a great story!
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
Thanks. I'm glad you like it.
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@teamfreak16 (42475)
• Denver, Colorado
7 Jan 17
Bikers are generally really good people. I've known quite a few over the years.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
That's true. Here, it is the bikies that are the problem. They are a distinctly different group of men.
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@teamfreak16 (42475)
• Denver, Colorado
9 Jan 17
@JudyEv - Our local Army base is Fort Carson. Whenever a Carson unit returns from Afghanistan, a large group of bikers meet them at the airport and escort the buses back to Fort Carson. It's really cool.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 17
@teamfreak16 That would be magic to see. Very emotional I would think.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
7 Jan 17
What a wonderful story. It brings tears to my eyes.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
I think there would have been a few tears around that day.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
9 Jan 17
@JudyEv yes for sure
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@louievill (20315)
• Philippines
6 Jan 17
So nice of them to do something for that boy, it somehow erases our negative image of bikers and motorcycle gangs
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
It does help doesn't it? We differentiate here between bikers (good) and bikies (not so good).
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@louievill (20315)
• Philippines
9 Jan 17
@JudyEv oh good you have a specific term so the good ones are not pre judged
@valmnz (13168)
• New Zealand
7 Jan 17
That is such an awesome story. Go the bikers of Bunbury!
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jan 17
I think it is wonderful. People can be so kind.
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
7 Jan 17
That is so wonderful! There are more good people than bad in this world. Too bad it's more profitable to the media to accentuate the bad ones and mostly ignore the good ones. It's a wonderful world with great people.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
That's true but every now and then the media manages to spare a page or two for something really heart-warming. Glad you enjoyed it.
@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
10 Jan 17
Aww, I love to hear stories like this. Stories of kindness and compassion. Makes me not hate the world so much!
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 17
We all need stories like this from time to time I think. Sometimes I am desperate for a desert island to retreat to but then I'll read something like this and I decide to hang around a bit longer. :)
• United States
10 Jan 17
@JudyEv I don't want the desert island... somedays I want to play God and rid the world of the sick, twisted individuals who have to cause pain and suffering to other people or to animals.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 17
@katsmeow1213 Maybe when you're older you might consider an island.
@just4him (132257)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jan 17
Wow! That's totally awesome. I read the article and am writing the comment with tears in my eyes. That was just great what those bikers did for that young teenager. Great birthday present!
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
It was magic to watch his face. It was nearly impossible not to shed a tear or two.
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@just4him (132257)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jan 17
@JudyEv I didn't see a video, but I did see the pictures. It's impossible not to shed a tear.
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Jan 17
How touching. One might imagine that bikers are cruel and cold, because of their style (and the way they are portrayed in the movies) but that is not true. Thank you for sharing
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jan 17
We have 'bikies' here who make up the criminal gangs and bikers who just enjoy riding their motor-bikes.
@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Jan 17
@JudyEv true! We have that here too. But its not that popular
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@Kandae11 (40339)
7 Jan 17
Bikers with a heart - that was really nice of them.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
He will remember that birthday for a long time won't he?
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@Kandae11 (40339)
9 Jan 17
@JudyEv He sure will.
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
10 Jan 17
that is a very special thing to do - he must have loved every REV that went by
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 17
He would have been beside himself with joy I think.
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@Brittnyrose (1455)
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
9 Jan 17
This is real touching. It just excites me to know people care.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan 17
I'm sure it does just as much good to the bikers and the general public as to the young lad. It's just lovely.
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Jan 17
that is pretty darn amazing!
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jan 17
Great story isn't it?
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@silvermist (20096)
• India
7 Jan 17
@JudyEv As you said,it is a feel good story.I like the photo of the bike.
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@JudyEv (141255)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jan 17
It looks like an armchair doesn't it? I wouldn't mind being on the pillion.
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