Firefighters Mow Veteran’s Lawn After He Is Transported to Hospital
Two firefighters mowed a veteran’s lawn in Alabama after responding to a call that the elderly man was having chest pains while doing yard work Saturday.
“The 30-year veteran was transported to the hospital for treatment. In the meantime, the crew returned back to his home and finished mowing the lawn,” the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Department said in a Facebook post commending firefighter/paramedic Tommy Carter and firefighter Timothy Kennedy.
The post drew widespread attention on social media.
“I could tell that he was a kind, gentle, genuine person, and sometimes you meet people like that during this job and they touch your heart,” Carter said, according to WBRC-TV. “That makes the decision even easier when you meet someone that has that kind of personality.”
Twitter users shared praise for the act of kindness.
GOOD NEWS: What a great bunch of folks! :-)https://t.co/K9XLRGSfC4
— EJ (@pharmacy_trader) April 16, 2018
— gary archer (@gca122) April 16, 2018
— James Vamm (@JamVee) April 16, 2018
— Who loves ya baby (@notional_ops) April 16, 2018
Firefighters mow lawn of 30-year military veteran after he suffers chest pains:https://t.co/qKfLUaEIuO
They don’t call them 1st Responders for nothing!#RandomActOfKindness#Honor #Respect#America
— Truckster1 🇺🇸 (@truckster1) April 16, 2018
Wouldn’t it be even nicer if veterans were financially taken care of so they wouldn’t need handouts. These firefighters are great guys but they can’t mow his lawn every week and there are millions of other veterans who need basic help every day as well.
— Fancyswede (@vontrogg) April 16, 2018
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