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UPDATE: Teens didn't expect credit for giving water to homeless man in Las Vegas

Posted at 6:09 PM, Aug 21, 2017

UPDATE AUG. 22: Two young men getting positive attention for a good deed remained nameless until 13 Action News viewers stepped in.

Chris Gomez, a freshman in high school, says he thought it was crazy when he found out people were looking for him.

Gomez and his friend, Daniel Alvarado, a high school junior, were photographed by a stranger hanging outside a 7-Eleven Saturday near Bonanza Road and Nellis Boulevard.

The woman posted the picture on Facebook with a caption describing how the boys placed a water bottle next to a sleeping homeless man.

Hundreds of likes poured in.

"I was just scrolling through my Facebook and I saw a picture of him," said Claudia Franco, Gomez's mother. "At first, I thought he was in trouble. I was like, 'Oh my God, what did my son do?'"

Gomez says if he was in the same position as the homeless man, he'd like if it someone helped him.

Neither of the boys expected credit for what they did.

Gomez reluctantly conceded in typical teenage fashion that perhaps his mother deserves some kudos for how she raised him.

Franco said she was proud of the boys.

"They are teenagers so you don't know what to expect from them," she said. 

Franco says a few years ago she bought food for a homeless man, and it made an impression on Gomez.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A Facebook post is getting a lot of attention for the act of kindness it describes.

It shows a picture of two boys standing outside a 7-Eleven near Nellis Boulevard and Bonanza Road.

The caption describes how the poster saw them tiptoe over to a sleeping homeless man and place a water bottle beside him.

She wrote that the boys' families should be proud.

The post has drawn more than 400 likes and dozens of comments.

No one who commented knew who the boys were.

13 Action News sent the picture to a nearby school in hopes that someone in the administration will recognize them.