Good Neighbors

EMTs Take Man To Hospital, Come Back To Finish His Yard Work

Their patient broke his hip, so they knew he wasn't going to be able to mow his lawn anytime soon.

Harold Storelee likes to keep his yard tidy.

When he was out mowing his front lawn last week in Rochester, WA, he fell and broke his hip. Since he was out of view of anyone passing by, Storelee laid in his yard for four hours until a family member came home.

When a trio of EMTs from the West Thurston Fire Department arrived on the scene, they rushed Storelee to a nearby hospital. His family arrived shortly after to be by his side.

The EMTs returned to work and spent their day tending to car accident victims and other emergencies. But at the end of the day, they returned to Storelee's house and finished cutting the grass.

Storlee's grandson later shared the story with a few photos in a Twitter post.

The post has gotten a lot of attention and has been shared over 100 times.

"This is so sweet I love it!" KIRO 7 Brooke commented.

"That is so cool that they cared enough to do that. Hope your Grandpa is OK," user Dorothy White wrote.

What an awesome thing to do! Kudos to the West Thurston EMTs for going out of their way to help a fellow citizen.

How can you start something good?

The EMTs recognized that being a good neighbor means doing things for others that might be outside of your job description -- or your comfort zone.

Do you have neighbors who need help with something like mowing the lawn, raking leaves, a ride to the doctor's office, a hot meal, or just a visit? Why not set aside a little of your time and reach out to see what you can do. You'll definitely be making a difference, and you may make new friends in the process!

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