Posted at: 10/01/2013 11:04 PM
Updated at: 10/02/2013 2:46 PM
By: Laura Lee
Strangers Help Local Boy Buy a New Bike After His Gets Stolen
(ABC 6 News) -- It's kind of story that restores faith in humanity. A story you'll only see here on ABC 6 News.
12-year-old Isak Schleusner is shopping for a new bike with his mom.
It's got to have the perfect rims, be light in weight, but most importantly its got to look somewhat like the one he owned before.
"I put it into the garage at night and forgot to shut the door," says Schleusner.
You see, last week Isak's bike was stolen. A BMX bike he worked very hard to earn.
"He mowed all summer and used his birthday money and waited all summer to get the bike, then it gets stolen," says Isak's mom Amanda Wellner, who was heartbroken when he found out.
For Isak, his bike was his life.
"I ride it everywhere, to school, that's all I did really, was ride my bike," says Schleusner.
And that's all it took for Danielle Teal who heard about the stolen bike, to right this wrong.
"He experienced one of the cruelest things any kid has to experience, getting something they worked hard for stolen," says Teal.
In just one day, strangers donated nearly $500 for Isak to buy himself a new bike.
And ABC 6 was there at Erik's Bike shop in Rochester Tuesday for the big day.
"Makes me just really happy because they just took their money to get me a new bike," says Schleusner.
"This is something he'll never forget," says Wellner.
"Makes me think that there are good people out there in the world and they do care about other people that they don't even know," says Isak.
Leaving with a new bike, but also a life lesson that kindness always wins.