In Florida, one life-changing act of kindness left shoppers stunned during Hurricane Irma
Terrifying hurricane Irma is tearing its way through the Caribbean. Florida and Georgia have both been evacuated and the hurricane will soon be approaching the Bahamas.
Natural disasters are known to cause destruction – and destruction has been caused. However, in Florida, one life-changing act of kindness left shoppers stunned.
Pam Brekke traveled 30 miles from her home to a store – she was going to pick up a generator. Her father used home oxygen and so her concerns were very real – getting a generator was paramount.
Pam didn’t get to the store on time – in fact, there was one generator left. She missed it. With no idea on when the stores will stock the generators again during the storm, she started to cry.
Ramon Santiago, a complete stranger, approached her. He insisted that Brekke take the last generator.
The two strangers shared a special hug, with Brekke unable to hide her emotions, and went their separate ways.
Nancy Alvarez shared, “Pam Brekke’s father is on oxygen. She ran into Lowe’s and we watched her breakdown in tears when she realized she had just missed the last generator.A total stranger, Ramon Santiago, saw her too. He walked up and insisted she take his. This was her reaction.”
Remember, always look for the helpers…
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” — Fred Rogers
The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers! Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina or South Carolina