Twin brothers set an example of kindness in Hurricane Irma wake, cleaning debris for free

Posted at 7:14 PM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 19:14:12-04

Cleaning up debris from Irma seemed endless.

"Mostly a lot of tree limbs littered on the ground and it was a lot to pick up," said Steve Ryan.

And at 72 years old, Ryan said the work got to be too much. But then his wife spotted a surprising post on their neighborhood Facebook page: teen boys willing to help.

"There was a lot of stuff to do and they just did it. They took care of it. They bagged it up. They asked for nothing!" said Ryan.

Twins Justin and Bryce Solomon said they felt compelled to help. Justin was the one that posted the message on the Neighbors of Country Place Facebook page.  

"Knowing that I can do something to help people and not doing it doesn't sit right with me," said Justin.

The twins even got friends to join in.

"Our only motive is to help others," said Bryce.

They have helped dozens in their neighborhood and they refused to take a dime.

"I mean no good deed is money. It's priceless," said Justin.

Ryan didn't even know the boys until they showed up on his doorstep.

"When you do these things without asking, and you just do them because you care it makes a tremendous difference," said Ryan.

The boys are in the ROTC and hope to one day serve our country. But at 17 their mission is right here in Tampa and now even beyond their neighborhood. People started to call in to to their ROTC major at school.

"We write down who they are, where they live and help them as soon as we can," said Bryce.

"If there is to be a message, no matter your age, you can help. Even the littlest of tasks can help."