A Teenager Saved Up For Two Years To Buy His Friend A New Wheelchair

By Hope Bidegainberry on March 19, 2019
Cropped shot of an unrecognizable senior man sitting in his wheelchair at home

This is real friendship right here.  Tanner Wilson is a high school senior in Norman, Arkansas. One of his best friends, Brandon Qualls, has some disabilities and uses a wheelchair.

Brandon always used a regular wheelchair even though it made his arms tired.  He’s been wanting for an electric one, but his parents couldn’t afford it. So without telling him, Tanner started saving up as much money as he could from his part-time job working with a mechanic. After saving for TWO YEARS, he showed up with an electric wheelchair and surprised Brandon at school. Brandon had no idea, and broke down in tears.  He says he just couldn’t believe someone would do that for him. Tanner says Brandon has been a really good friend to him, and has always been there for him.  So he just wanted to “do him a favor.”  He’d do it all again if he had to.

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