'He just wanted to wet his feet': Surf lifesavers make elderly man's dream come true

Surf lifesavers have helped make an elderly man’s dream of placing his feet in the ocean come true. 

The Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club posted an image of their kind act to Facebook on Sunday. 

“96 year old Len Stevens just wanted to get his feet wet, so how could we not make it happen for him,” the social media post said. 

The photo shows Mr Stevens holding onto his walker as waves lap over his feet on Sunshine Coast’s Kings Beach, north of Brisbane. 

Eliza Dreves, who is a volunteer lifesaver for the Caloundra club along with her father, told Yahoo News Australia Mr Stevens’ daughter approached them and asked if they could help him get his feet wet. 

“He was so chuffed! He kept wanting to push the walker deeper. I thought he’d be ready to go after 5 minutes but he stayed with Dad and his family for about 30 minutes, which was so beautiful to see,” Ms Dreves said.

She wrote in the Facebook post the club had a mat they could roll down to the water’s edge to help those who cannot easily access the beach.

Mr Stevens and his daughter are seen playing in the waves. Source: Eliza Dreves

Facebook users thanked the club for their random act of kindness. 

“Thank you so much. What a wonderful thing to do. Thank you for caring and helping an old man feel the beautiful ocean on his feet. You guys are heroes,” one woman wrote. 

“This is just beautiful, a small gesture from the lifesavers would have absolutely made this gentleman’s day amazing,” another said. 

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