Firefighters’ thoughtful act goes viral

What could have been a routine emergency call turned into something special.

Baytown, Texas, resident John McCormick had a heart attack while mowing his lawn. McCormick had a history of cardiac issues, according to a local news report.

EMT units and a fire truck arrived at the scene after McCormick’s family called 911. McCormick was rushed to the hospital.

Unfortunately, McCormick died two days later.

However, the family is taking comfort in a kind gesture that the firefighters made after escorting McCormick to the hospital.

The firefighters returned to the McCormick residence and finished mowing the lawn.

After they were finished, the firefighters secured the lawn equipment in the garage and left the family a handwritten letter.

A neighbor spotted the firefighters in action and took photos. The images were posted on Facebook and have gone viral.

The family expressed gratitude for the firefighters’ act of kindness and the positive response the act has received from around the world.

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