Heart-warming moment lorry driver stops to help an elderly woman cross

Heart-warming moment a lorry driver stops in the middle of the road to help an elderly woman across a busy junction

  • Cement mixer lorry driver Manilo Wilson jump out his cab to help elderly woman
  • The elderly lady was apparently having difficulty crossing the road on her own 
  • It was filmed by another HGV driver, when he was travelling through Birmingham

This is the heartwarming moment a lorry driver stops in the middle of the road to help a frail old lady cross a busy junction.

Heartwarming footage shows cement mixer lorry driver Manilo Wilson jump out his cab to help an elderly woman who was struggling to cross the road.

The clip was filmed by Dave Woollaston – also a HGV driver – when he was travelling through Birmingham on Monday.

Cement mixer lorry driver Manilo Wilson jumps out his cab to help an elderly woman who was struggling to cross the road (pictured)

He decided to pull out his phone to record the random act of kindness when he saw what was happening.

The clip shows Mr Wilson, dressed in orange overalls, come to a stop in the middle of the road after noticing the woman was waiting to cross.

The lady, who was pushing a trolley, was apparently having difficulty crossing the road on her own, according to Mr Woollaston, 30.

The clip was filmed by Dave Woollaston – also a HGV driver – when he was travelling through Birmingham on Monday

The dad-of-three says ‘humble’ HGV driver Mr Wilson spotted she was having trouble and took it upon himself to lend a helping hand.

Mr Woollaston said: ‘She was struggling to move from the pavement. I don’t think she could step down from the curb.

‘The driver put his hazards on and went over to help. I thought it was such a humble thing to do.


The clip shows Mr Wilson, dressed in orange overalls (right), come to a stop in the middle of the road after noticing the woman (left) was waiting to cross

‘It’s something I’d like to see more of.’

Mr Woollaston added how after the good deed, Mr Wilson simply jumped back in his cab and carried on with his journey.

He said: ‘People tend to think all HGV drivers are bullies, but we aren’t all the same.

Mr Woollaston added how after the good deed, Mr Wilson simply jumped back in his cab and carried on with his journey

‘When we see people who need help then we will do what we can to help.

‘We are just like anyone else, we like to look after other people.’

Mr Wilson was driving a lorry for international cement firm Cemex.

A spokesman for Cemex said: ‘Health and safety is visible in many forms in CEMEX, but this act demonstrates that it is at its most effective when it comes from our heart.’

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