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Hero Of The Day: Michigan Firefighter Ryan McCuen!
He used his own money to pay a family’s electric bill for $1,023!
McCuen went on a medical call earlier this month.
One of the residents, a child, needs to be connected to a ventilator to breathe, and had to be rushed to the hospital as the parents had fallen behind on their electric bill and improperly completed a medical waiver that would have prevented the disconnection.
As a new dad himself, McCuen was moved by the family’s situation so he anonymously paid for the full, $1,023 bill.
His kindness didn’t stay anonymous for long, though. His Fire Chief Michael Phy wanted to recognize the generosity, saying:
“I have not seen an individual be so monetarily generous. I, and the Administrative Staff, am very proud of Firefighter McCuen.”
McCuen also explained the situation to the electric company’s service representative and ensured keeping the family’s power on would be a priority.
Way to go!
This little boy who showed a police officer some love by buying his breakfast!
Broward County Deputy Donnie Jackson stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast.
Jackson wrote on Facebook, when he walked in, he felt people’s eyes on him. He says: “I could only imagine what was going through the minds of the people inside the restaurant with all the negativity surrounding law enforcement officials.”
But right as his total flashed on the screen, a little boy came up to the cash register and told Jackson he’d pay for his coffee and bagel.
Jackson refused at first, but the boy’s parents insisted. They said: “No, he really insists. He appreciates the job you guys do.'”
What the little boy didn’t know was that Jackson is a hero in the community. In 2003, he saved the lives of two young boys after their car fell into a canal. At the time, he was off duty, but that didn’t stop him from pulling over and jumping into action.
So, free breakfast it was.
Jackson said it was a good thing he had his sunglasses on because he teared up.
On Monday, 8-year-old Tyler J. Doohan begged his mother to stay the night with his grandfather at a family member’s mobile home in upstate New York.
But when Tyler, of East Rochester, noticed a fire in the single-wide trailer, he knew he had to do something. While firefighters responded to the home around 4:45 a.m., Tyler was able to wake six others (including two children, aged four and six) and guide them out of the home, according to Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebmeyer.
But when he went back to save his disabled uncle, he was unable to get out.
“By that time, the fire had traveled to the back of the trailer,” Ebmeyer said. “Unfortunately they both succumbed to heat and smoke.”
Their bodies were found together in a back bedroom, lying in bed. His grandfather, who he chose to stay the night with, was also killed in the fire. His body was found in the front room of the house.
Authorities are looking into what caused the blaze, but it is believed to be accidental.
“He saved those other six people,” Ebmeyer said.
The local school superintendent says he wasn’t surprised to hear of Tyler’s actions.
“That’s the type of young man he was, and in my heart and the heart of East Rochester, he’s a true hero.”
Our prayers go out to Tyler’s family.