Read this story and regain some trust in the innate goodness of your fellow man.
A group of firefighters and paramedics in Pasco County are being praised for going “beyond the call of duty,” to help a man after he suffered a heart attack.
Gene Work was laying sod in his yard in Pasco County over the weekend when he started experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, his wife Melissa said on Facebook.
He had already been worried about the project “as our HOA date to fine us a huge amount was getting closer,” Melissa added.
As Work faded in and out of consciousness, he was begging his wife to figure out a way to lay down the sod, “because he didn’t want it to go to waste and die,” she said.
Work was rushed to the hospital with his wife by his side while his brother-in-law, who witnessed the heart attack, stayed behind to finish the project.
As his brother-in-law was laying down the sod, he heard the distant rumble of huge trucks on the road.
“He turned around and saw the fire truck and ambulance had come back. He was confused and thought they were coming to check on him,” Melissa said.
Before he knew it, seven firefighters and paramedics jumped out of the vehicle, rolled up their sleeves and got to work.
Job completed. Work - of all kinds - well and truly done.