When a group of firefighters saw an elderly woman in a wheelchair struggling to get to her front door, they spent their weekend building her a new walkway.
According to a Facebook post from the Webster Groves Firefighters Community Outreach page in Missouri, several of their responders had been returning from a call last week when they noticed an older woman trying to maneuver her wheelchair across her front lawn.
“Multiple stairs and uneven terrain unfortunately led to the resident falling over in her wheelchair while trying to enter the house,” wrote the fire department. “Luckily the patient was uninjured, but we saw an opportunity to help.”
A team of firefighters then returned to the woman’s home and spent their days off paving a new concrete walkway to her front door.
“She will now will have a level pathway and ramp to gain access to her home,” says the department. “A huge thank you goes out to the members that spent their days off helping those in need.”
Since the fire department Facebook published photos of the firefighters at work, their post has been shared hundreds of times with social media users praising the men for their compassion.
One reader aptly expressed their gratitude by saying: “That’s what it’s all about! Neighbors helping neighbors. Job well done, guys!”
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