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Burlington man rockin’ and rollin’ again thanks to donated scooter

Justin Webb’s faith in humanity has been restored — as has his mobility — by a Good Samaritan who gave him a replacement scooter after his was stolen.

On Sunday, he parked his scooter at the Ireland House Museum in Burlington where he volunteers and when his shift was over he discovered his scooter was gone.

Webb has a rare neurological disorder similar to Parkinson’s disease making it painful to walk short distances even with a walker.

When his scooter stolen, he could only feel despair.

Toronto Sun reader Larry Kendall read about Webb’s plight in the paper.

Larry Kendall and his daughter Danielle deliver a scooter to Justin Webb on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in Burlington Ontario. Webb’s scooter was recently stolen. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

“My father passed away a couple of months ago and used a scooter which is a year old and in great shape and I was wondering what to do with it and then I read the story about Justin. It’s a good thing if you can make people happy,” Kendall said prior to delivering the scooter from his Mississauga home to Webb in Burlington.

Kendall also likes to make people happy in nursing homes and hospitals with his St. John’s Ambulance trained therapy dog Rocco.

His four-legged pal is Lab mix and was rescued from a South Carolina pound by Kendall after a hurricane.

Webb said he has “renewed hope in the world” because of Kendall.

He is on disability and had no hope of replacing his $5,000 scooter within his budget.

“After it happened (the theft of the scooter) I began thinking and I began to doubt people,” Webb said.

“And then came Larry. I can’t say enough about him. He has given me my mobility back. Even the fact he was willing to come and deliver it to me,” Webb said.

He says the first thing he will do is drive around the block and listen to music.

“I’m looking forward to getting out again and seeing the scenery,” Webb said.

kconnor@postmedia.com

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