Big-hearted Texas firefighters move strangers to tears after selfless act of kindness goes viral

The family of a Texas man with a bad heart learned just how good-hearted emergency responders can be.

John McCormick of Baytown, Texas, was doing mowing the lawn last week when he went inside complaining of chest pains, then collapsed, according to KHOU.

lawnmower0903His family called 911 and paramedics rushed McCormick to a nearby hospital suffering from a heart attack. It turned out to be a bad one. The 65-year-old McCormick, who had a history of heart trouble that included a quadruple bypass, died at the hospital two days later.

But it’s what happened after he got to the hospital that touched the family’s hearts forever. Instead of returning to their fire house, the rescue crew that worked on McCormick returned to the family’s home and finished mowing the lawn for them.

Then they locked the garage, put the padlock key in the mailbox, and left a handwritten note for McCormick’s wife, Patsy:

“We felt bad that your husband didn’t get to finish the yard, so we did …

“Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you out.”

The story might have ended there, with no one knowing about the firefighters’ kindness but McCormick’s grateful family, but for a neighbor who took pictures of the good-hearted medicos and posted them on social media.

From there it was picked up by news outlets like KHOU and the American Internet site The Blaze.

And even the United Kingdom’s The Telegraph

McCormick’s daughter Jeana Blackford was moved to tears. “It just showed me that there’s still compassion,” she told KHOU. “That people still do random acts of kindness every day for people that they don’t know.” Social media users were moved, too.      

  And spread around the world.


Check out KHOU’s report here.


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