Virginia teenager Eric Edwards has turned the power outage in his town into an opportunity to pay it forward, with wood. When Edwards’ own power went out, he and his family went out and started splitting logs in their backyard so they could keep the fireplace running. Soon, they were looking for wood further afield and finding it on the roads. Taking the wood to split served a dual purpose of cleaning up the roads and making firewood. Then Edwards started seeing posts on social media where people needed wood to keep warm and had no money to pay for it. Edwards answered the call by delivering wood for free to those in need. “Not many people do it, so I mean if you help, maybe you will get help later on in life,” the teen hero said.