Anonymous donor buys Bible Hill man new scooter

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Steve Weatherby's electric scooter was stolen from his shed in Bible Hill on Sunday.

BIBLE HILL - An anonymous donor has come to Steve Weatherby's rescue.

On the same day the Truro Daily News ran a front-page story about the theft of Weatherby's electric scooter, the donor purchased a new scooter for the Bible Hill man.

Weatherby, 54, who has limited mobility from a childhood accident and required the scooter to get around, was thrilled by the turn of events.

"I am just so excited," he said, after learning about the purchase and delivery scheduled for Tuesday. "With all the donations today, my family members were all overwhelmed. My brother, Mark, said his phone hasn't stopped."

Weatherby's sister, Kathy MacKay, said a number of people had offered used scooters or wheelchairs after hearing that Weatherby's was stolen from his shed overnight Sunday.

There were also a number of people who wanted to purchase a new scooter for him.

"We weren't prepared for this," said MacKay. "We just wanted his old one back."

But yesterday, Weatherby received a call from the manager of MacQuarries Pharmasave with news that someone had already purchased a scooter and it was already on order.

"The scooter they purchased is better than what he had, and it also comes with a hitch with a cart," said MacKay. "We are just thrilled."

Having so many people reaching out to Weatherby made for pleasant realization, said MacKay.

"It really makes you feel like there are an awful lot of good people in the world."

Not being able to hide a smile when asked what the cart will be used for, Weatherby said it will be used for "hauling bottles."

Organizations: Truro Daily News

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Recent comments

  • Ardith Lyon
    November 13, 2012 - 11:07

    What a kind and generous thing to do - a happy ending to a nasty situation. Put a big lock on your shed Mr.Weatherby.

  • Lisa
    November 08, 2012 - 09:07

    From a displaced Maritimer now living in Ontario. I read the news from down there everyday because of things like this. It warms my heart. Don't see much of that here. Nova Scotia you are the best

  • Ardith Lyon
    November 08, 2012 - 08:12

    Great news for you Mr.Weatherby. What kind & giving people there are in the town. A happy ending. Ardith Lyon

    • harmonygirl
      November 08, 2012 - 09:19

      Yay Steve!! Just awesome. Can't wait to see your new ride at the field next year Stevie!.

  • Lorie
    November 08, 2012 - 07:17

    Caring and compassion still thrive!! It warmed my heart to read a happy ending news story. Who ever stole it must feel pretty ashamed right now. Enjoy Steve!

  • laura
    November 08, 2012 - 07:17

    This helps to restore a bit of my dying faith in humanity . For every action there is an opposite reaction and to those who reacted with the kindness shown here , cheers to you !

  • Scott Frank
    November 08, 2012 - 05:32

    Yea Steve... most happy for you, and the generosity of the public resonates very loud in our little community.

  • Mr. Slappy
    November 07, 2012 - 23:37

    Yay Steve! Thank you donor! :)

  • Darlene
    November 07, 2012 - 22:50

    This has helped me regain some faith in humans. I am so very happy Steve will have a new & improved set of wheels. Bless you Steve ~ Your strength has always amazed me. :-))

  • Shelley Benvie
    November 07, 2012 - 22:01

    Such wonderful news! God Bless this wonderful person!!

  • Smiling
    November 07, 2012 - 20:12

    Just goes to show there is balance in the world. For every lowlife that would steal this man's mobility and independance, there is a wonderful soul who will give of themselves to reestablish it. Kudos to the donor, and all of the folks who have given generously.

  • cici
    November 07, 2012 - 20:09

    What a great story....there s lots of good people in this town. Kind, generous people just like Mr. Steve Weatherby. I will give a wave & might even stop him to check out his new ride. God bless the donor & Mr. Weatherby :):)