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Good Samaritan Gives Woman Store’s Last Generator Before Irma

What a selfless gesture.

If there is a silver lining to natural disasters and other devastating events, perhaps it is that they can to bring out the best in people.

Pam Brekke lives in Sanford, Florida, about 40 miles north of Orlando. Her 87-year-old father-in-law uses an oxygen tank for his heart issues, and she was concerned about him losing power when Hurricane Irma hit the state, People.com reports.

So Brekke went to multiple stores in search of a generator but could not find one. Finally, she traveled to a Lowe’s in Orlando that had received a surprise shipment of 216 generators and waited in line to buy one.

However, with only one person ahead of her, the store sold its very last generator. Brekke was distraught and didn’t know what her family would do. As you can see in this video from WFTV, she broke down crying:

The Good Samaritan

But an unexpected hero showed up to save the day for Brekke and her father-in-law. Another customer named Ramon Santiago witnessed Brekke in tears and did the unimaginable: He handed over his generator.

Although there was somewhat of a language barrier between the two, words weren’t really necessary. Brekke embraced Santiago and thanked him for his generosity before tearing up again.

“He’s an angel from God, is what he is,” she told WFTV “Eyewitness News,” still in tears. “I’m very overwhelmed by that man.”

“She needed the generator. It’s OK. No worry for them,” Santiago responded.

Kindness Begets Kindness

The good deeds and kindness don’t stop there. On Friday, Lowe’s surprised Santiago with a new generator and gas can for his own family as a way of saying thank you for his kindness.

What a touching story. It’s a great reminder to be there for each other and help one another out even beyond the hurricane, which is a sentiment worth remembering.

[h/t: Time]