Lenexa teen recognized for pulling 53 cars from snow for free
2:25 PM, Feb 6, 2014
12:20 PM, Feb 7, 2014
LENEXA, Kan. - As the snow storm blew through the area Tuesday night , most of us were fast asleep, but Andrew Flood of Lenexa, Kan., was hard at work.
The 19-year-old spent the entire night pulling cars out of the snow. He was out in the cold so long that the bottom of his jeans had frozen solid and by the time the sun came up, he had helped 53 people.
Andrew's work was done completely as a volunteer. He didn't ask or take a dime from any of the people he helped, but his good deeds aren't going without recognition.
When 41 Action News featured Andrew on Wednesday's morning show, Mary Montgomery-Shatz was watching. She is the director of operations for LongHorn Steakhouse and gave Flood a $200 gift card.
Flood was stunned and said he just likes helping people.
"Sometimes people don't have money for road side or towing," Flood said. "For us to show up and help them out, families they appreciate that. If it's their daughter or son and they're stuck out in the middle of nowhere, they like to know the feeling that people are out there willing to help them."
His father Brad Flood couldn't be more proud.
Flood plans on maintaining that spirit of helping others. He's currently studying to become a paramedic.