Texas firefighters finish lawn for heart attack victim
Geetika Rudra, ABC News
2:10 PM, Aug 30, 2014
9:18 AM, Aug 31, 2014
BAYTON, Texas - Texas firefighters finished mowing the lawn of a man who suffered a heart attack mid-mow and comforted his wife in an act of kindness that has brought together an entire community.
Firefighters from Bayton, Texas, responded to a 911 call on Tuesday for a man who suffered a heart attack while mowing his lawn, according to a statement released by the City of Bayton on its Facebook page.
After taking the man to a hospital, members of Bayton Fire Department's Station 4, A-Shift returned to the man's home to finish mowing his lawn. They then put the lawnmower away and locked the garage.
They also left behind a note with comforting words for the victim's wife.
"We felt bad that your husband didn't get to finish the yard," the firefighters said.
The firefighters also let the woman know they would be there for her in the future.
"We are very sorry that your husband became ill, we hope he has a speedy recovery," they said. "Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you out."
Members of the Baytown community have rallied around the firefighters for their act of kindness.
"All of our City employees are proud to serve the citizens of Baytown, but this is truly special," the city said in a statement posted on Facebook. "We couldn't be prouder of our guys from Station 4. Our prayers are with the family at this sad time."
The heart attack victim, who has not been identified, died.