The members of the Squad 2 grab the lawnmower and finished the job that was started. They took time and made sure that every line was straight and even the driveway was brushed clean from grass clippings. No, this was no ordinary day for these men. They went above and beyond the call of duty. The next door neighbor, Jacob Shipp, took several pictures of the men working hard. He put the pictures on social media and even sent them to the local news channels. When interviewed, he told the reporter that so many times people are so busy in their lives that they don’t have time to help others. These guys were no doubt really busy men and yet they took the time to help out an elderly man with a heart condition.
The yard needed cut, but they laid down their hectic schedules to help someone in need. The neighbor was moved to tears by their generous acts, as was the rest of the neighborhood. The Tampa sun sure is hot this time of year; it is dangerous for anyone to be out in it, especially those with poor health. Yet, these firemen often are in gear that weighs an incredible amount of weight and they no doubt sweat while they are in it. So for now, the grass seems to be like it has been taken care of. Hats off to Squad 2 from the Hernando County Fire Department for taking the time to show an elderly man that there are still good people in this old world.