Kindness has no nationality

A Fresno resident says he’s not a hero after giving a customized wheelchair to a Russian man he saw struggling during his trip to watch World Cup soccer games.

But many Russians beg to differ.

A viral video from Russian news site TOK shows the moment Abel Vera delivers a customized wheelchair to the Russian man who had been riding an older-looking chair. The video shows the man enjoying his new chair and testing it out in front of Vera.

The video drew thousands of reactions and video shares. Vera gave a longer interview about the chair donation to another Russian news site, TV Rain.

The delivery was made June 21 in Moscow, Vera told The Bee on Saturday. It was during an eight-day trip to Russia. Vera, a soccer fan, said he witnessed the Mexico-Germany and Iceland-Argentina games during his stay.

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