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Michigan Boy Fills Street Potholes in His Neighborhood

“I didn’t want people messing up their cars like my mom,” he told ABC 13.

Michigan Boy Fills Street Potholes in His Neighborhood
(Photo credit: YouTube/ ABC 13 On Your Side)

Monte Scott, a 12-year-old boy, took the initiative to fix an ongoing problem in his Muskegon Heights, Michigan neighborhood. According to ABC 13, Scott has been using a shovel and dirt from his backyard to even out the road near his Maffett Street home.

“I didn’t want people messing up their cars like my mom did.” he said. “If somebody were to drive down the street and hit a pothole, and then would have to pay like $600-$700 to get their car fixed, they would be mad.”

Trinell Scott, Monte’s mother, said the boy kept news of his efforts a secret. “He just took it upon himself to [fix the road]. That’s just the type of kid he is. When he sees there’s a problem or a need, and he thinks he can fix it, he’ll try to fix it.”

Monte said he plans to “keep helping the community out” and has filled 15 potholes in his neighboorhood.

Proud of her son, Trinell shared a video on Facebook of his efforts. It has garnered over 80,000 views.

This is my son fixing the potholes on Maffett street in Muskegon Heights off of Summit. He had a half day of school so he decided to fill the potholes because he doesn’t want his mom and grandma to mess up our cars. I love my son. He has a heart of gold.

Posted by Trinell Renee Payne on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

According to ABC 13, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer proposed a 45-cent gas tax increase to help “fix the damn roads” in the state.

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