Kind Firefighters Mow Veteran's Lawn After He's Transported to Hospital

They said it was the right thing to do.

A pair of kind firefighters went above the call of duty for an elderly Army veteran.

Tim Kennedy and Tommy Carter, of the Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service in Alabama, said they received a call Saturday about a gentleman having chest pains while mowing his lawn.

"When we got there we saw that his lawn was partially cut," Carter told "His lawnmower was still sitting in the front yard. We went in, assessed the patient, decided that we needed to take him to the emergency room."

Their brief encounter with the man, who had told him he was a 30-year veteran, impacted them and they thought they’d help the man out.

"We had the idea of going back and finishing cutting his lawn for him because that seemed to be a pretty big priority for him," Carter said. "He continued to tell us in the back of the ambulance that he was worried about getting his lawn cut before some weather came."

Thankfully when they returned, a neighbor helped them gather the unidentified man’s equipment and they finished the job. 

They believe the man was in his 70s.

"When you think about the military, the men and women who serve this country, I know I have nothing but respect and admiration for them, so for us to give a couple hours of our day to help him, that was a pretty big thing in our minds at the time," Kennedy said.