The unselfish gift of a gym student from an electric wheelchair change makes his friend's life a little easier


The story of friends Tanner Wilson and Brandon Qualls has won national attention and warm hearts in the social media due to Tanner's selfless act.

Brandon, who uses a wheelchair to pass, uses a handheld model for years.

The chair became a sort of pain for Brandon as he had to push his way down the classroom to the class around the Caddo Hills High School.
"My hands will really get tired," Brandon told News9 TV.

Tanner spent two years of saving his work – working part-time at a local carmaker store – to buy Brandon an electric wheelchair last month, Colleen Carmack's mother told CNN.

Tanner introduced the new wheelchair to Brandon in front of his classmates – which is a complete surprise for Brandon.

"They came and my face just blew," Brandon told News9. "I just cry everywhere. I was like," I can not believe he did it for me. "

"It was my dream to have only one of them," Brandon said. "And my dream became reality."

"It's always there for me"

When you see Brandon and Tanner striking the punch as they walk into the Caddo High halls, it's obvious how tight these friends are.

But Tanner's gift clearly went beyond the rule.

"He was a very good friend and I wanted to make him a favor," Tanner said. "I felt I had to do it … Brandon, he was always there for me."

Carmack told CNN that Tanner's son has climbed all the media attention and smiles when he reads messages posted by users electronically for his good deeds.

"Both deserve attention because they are both great and wonderful kids," Carmack said.

Amaze the behavior of her son? Not at all. "This is he, he was always for everyone and not for himself," he said. "We let him know, you do not get anywhere to mean."

He said that Tanner "had some bad experiences over the past year, so he could help someone else actually bring him out – being able to know he made the difference, and I can see a difference to him – like wanting to go out and do more.

"We are talking about college. It has this goal, but now it's talking about it."

Tanner and Brandon have been friends for years, Carmack said. "They talk a lot about cars and trucks and these things. I'm really proud of both of them."

Carmack said he has a wish for Brandon: a vehicle that can carry his new wheels. "His parents have no way to get their wheelchairs home," he said. "They are stuck in school at the moment and their vehicle is not accessible by wheelchairs."

Burn with flames

Ginger Wray, one of Brandon's teachers, told KTHV that he worked for good practice, overtaking the chair with orange flames on his wings and the name of the "Qualls" on the back.
Teacher Kathy Baker told KARK.com that this behavior is not new to Tanner. "He likes to do for others," said Baker. "He's just a big young man."

Tanner simply wishes "people will care more about others than for themselves."

His selfless act will have long-term benefits.

"It's terrible," Brandon told News9, adding that he's still used to driving his new wheels. "I can hit a few doors, but it's worth it."

Tanner's gift also created a turmoil among his other classmates.

"Everybody is asking for it," was it worth it? Was it worth it? "

"Yes," he said. "100%."