A team of firefighters in North Carolina went above and beyond the call of duty after they saw an elderly woman struggling to mow her lawn.
Four firefighters with the Concord Fire Department were repairing hydrants in the woman’s neighborhood on Friday when they noticed she needed some assistance, FOX 46 reported.
They immediately dropped their wrenches and stepped in to help her.
Not only did they mow her lawn, but they trimmed the hedges and spent some extra time talking with her about the “joys of life,” the department wrote on Twitter.
“They made my year! Not my day, my entire year.”
The woman, later identified as 78-year-old Pat Lee, said the kind gesture brought her to tears.
“They don’t know it, but after they left, I just sat and cried. I just could not believe that someone just stopped and did that for me!” Lee told FOX 46. “They made my year! Not my day, my entire year.”
The department also applauded the firefighters’ actions, saying “Way to go St. 10!”
What do you do when you are doing hydrant maintenance and find an elderly citizen struggling to mow? You do the ethical thing, put hydrants on hold for an hour, mow, trim bushes, and chat with her for a few minutes about the joys in life. We are #TEAMCONCORD. 🏡 Way to go St. 10! pic.twitter.com/ltXpdQ182R
— City of Concord Fire Department (@ConcordNCFire) May 20, 2019