Jeanean Thomas tried to encourage her daughter, Peyton, when the 6-year-old expressed she wanted to skateboard, but Peyton feared the sport was “just for boys.”
When Jeanean and Peyton arrived at the skate park, the mother claimed the sight nearly scared Peyton away from achieving her goal.
But one boy in the group did something so generous it completely changed the Ontario mom's perspective and made Peyton's dream a little less daunting.
In a post on Twitter, Thomas thanked the teen, writing,
In an interview with CBC News, the mother-of-one insisted her bias was significantly challenged by the selfless behavior of the skater.
With plenty of confidence and a bit of technique learned from her skate park encounter, Peyton reportedly skates all the time.
Citations: 'Thanks for teaching my daughter even though your friends teased you': Mom writes touching letter to teen boy who stopped at skatepark to help 6-year-old (Daily Mail), Cambridge, Ont. teen boy thanked for helping girl, 6, learn to skateboard (CBC News)