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Special needs teen has bike stolen, moments later stranger comes forward with a new one

David Pruett's bicycle was stolen from a shopping center parking lot in Yukon, a short time later a stranger came forward and offered to replaced the bike. Photo provided.

A special needs teenager has a brand new bike thanks to a good Samaritan. Within minutes of his mother posting on social media that the bike was stolen, a stranger comes forward.

Carolyn Pruett's son David is 18 and four years ago was adopted from China.

"He has some special needs because of his rough start in China and his history of prolonged malnutrition," she said.

There's one thing David loves to do. David loves riding his bike.

"He would go to Chisholm trail park and ride around and go to 711 and just all over Yukon," she said.

Just days ago, David parked his bike in a shopping center parking lot off Garth Brookes Blvd. in Yukon. Moments later it was stolen. Carolyn immediately posted about the incident on the Facebook group "Yukon Happenings." Within minutes she received hundreds of comments.

"Right there from the parking lot I got on my phone and posted in the group, that if anyone kid came home with a beat up bike with a black seat with a chunk missing out of it that it was stolen, and there was a teenager wandering around the parking lot wondering where his bike went," she said.

One hour after making the post, someone offered up a new bike to David.

"They were absolute strangers," she said.

The bike just needs a fixed chain, then David will have his independence back.

"So I'm glad that he has that back, he has that ability, he has more choices than just walking or his scooter. I was really really overwhelmed with the outpouring of support."

Carolyn tells FOX 25 she and David plan to pay the act of kindness forward.

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