‘It’s a beautiful thing’: Scooter owner’s son helps his father ride a scooter
A young father and his father’s friend are riding a scooters and scooters alone in the Canadian Rockies, in a story about sharing a passion and helping each other.
(Dylan Gourlay/CBC) Dylan Gourry, 32, and his dad, Chris, had been planning to ride the scooters for three days, as they had been seeing friends in a nearby town for a birthday party.
“We were just kind of thinking about how cool it would be to do something like this together,” said Chris Gourland, whose mother owns a shop in Sherbrooke, Que.
They were in the middle of the woods, but their enthusiasm was contagious, said Chris, who said he and his wife were in “perfect sync” with their dad.””
It’s like, ‘Oh my God, we’re actually out here with our own scooters!'”
They were in the middle of the woods, but their enthusiasm was contagious, said Chris, who said he and his wife were in “perfect sync” with their dad.
“I think it’s really a beautiful story,” he said.
Chris, who was born and raised in New Brunswick, said he is proud to have his son riding the scooter, and that it has made his father a better dad.
But his son is also aware of how much his dad has helped.
“It’s just so important that we get the same respect and love that we do from each other,” Chris said.
The couple has ridden the scooters together three times.
“When he’s riding the bikes, he has to take care of us and he has the right to do that,” Chris added.
Chris said he would ride with his dad again, and hopes to have the scotch-sporty adventure in Canada when he graduates in June.
The ride began at about 5:30 p.m. local time when the two began riding in the woods with a friend who was driving a car.
Chris and his brother, Adam, were not in their seats when their father took over.
“They’re just kind, gentle and caring and supportive,” Chris Gourside said.
“They are just really just the perfect pair.”
Dylan said that, when he first saw his father riding the motorbikes, he was surprised and thrilled.
“He’s been really supportive of our family,” he added.
“Just like anything else, if you do something for a cause, it makes you happy.”
Chris said his dad’s enthusiasm is “so contagious.”
“You’re just excited to do it and it’s like a second heartwarming after a stressful day,” he continued.
“So I think he’s just kind and so appreciative of it.”