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Michigan boy, Monte Scott, 12, Fixes Street Potholes Himself

Updated On 03 Apr, 2019 Published On

A Michigan boy, namely Monte Scott, 12, didn't choose to wait for officials to fill the potholes dotting a street near his home but decided to get his hands dirty to fill the craters himself.

The 12-year-old starting filling potholes using a shovel and dirt from his backyard in Muskegon Heights after being fed up with the condition of neighborhood roads.

He told WZZM-TV, "I didn't want people messing up their cars like my mom did."

He added,

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.

The boy didn't tell anyone -not even his mother - of his plans. His mom, Trinell Scott, told the news station that she only come to know after getting a message from her niece who told her that she watched Monte filling in the holes in a video posted to Facebook.

In the video, the boy can be seen filling in a pothole which is larger than the base of his trash can.

Here's the clip, check it out.

Trinell told WZZM,

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.

The video has been viewed by more than 62,000 users since it was posted on last week.

Since starting out the work, the boy has filled 15 potholes around his home. Trinell said that it just shows that her son is one of the good kids in the community.

County and city officials have yet to comment on Monte's endeavor, but the issue of crumbling roads across Michigan and this thing is striking a chord with residents.

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