JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "How fast is it? I wanna see how fast," said 10 year old Andrew Duncan.
These days he's worried about the important stuff - for a kid.
"I need the seat way higher," he said.
His old bike is stuck in a pawn shop.
The father of one of classmates allegedly stole it and pawned it for money, so until the end of his trial, Andrew couldn't get it back, and didn't have wheels for the summer- until the community stepped up.
"This is so great for the kids. They never expected something so great, and someone to step up to the plate like this," said Andrew's Mom, Charity Duncan.
After the story about the alleged theft aired Friday, more than 60 people on the First Coast News Facebook page offered their bikes to Andrew.
"That's just what the citizens of Jacksonville are about. You see a kid go through troubles like this, and your heart just goes out to them," said Randy Wyse.
The Jacksonville Firefighter Association donated a new bike to Andrew, and as a surprise, donated one to his older brother too.
"Are you kidding? And Matthew was just shocked! And I think he's holding back tears right now, I know I am," said Charity.
"He took care of his little brother. He gave him his bike, let him use it when his was gone. And brothers are supposed to take care of little brothers like that, and that deserves to be rewarded," said Wyse.
Charity Duncan says the true reward is living in a community that took care of her family.
"Thank you Jacksonville for your love and support and caring hearts," said Charity.
The boys were sharing a bike after Andrew's was stolen. When the firefighters bought them new bikes, the Duncan boys donated theirs to homeless students in Jacksonville.
First Coast News