To The Daily: My family arrived in Decatur on Jan. 2 about 8:30 p.m. This was our first visit to your city. The purpose of the trip was to visit my sister, who has had multiple cancer surgeries, the last one for removal of her right lung. I hardly recognized her frail frame once we were able to locate her home.
When we arrived in Decatur, my 10-year-old grandson and I got lost when my smartphone's battery died. I had neglected to bring a car charger. We had used the Maps application for directions, with my grandson acting as navigator. After circling a few streets, we remembered some street names from the GPS, but it was not enough to find my sister's home.
I sighed in relief when I spotted an ambulance driver getting into his vehicle in a non-emergency situation. I pulled up beside him in the parking area. He was friendly, as well as professional as he looked for the address on his map. Then he said, "Just follow me." I did not expect an escort but welcomed the offer after the exhausting, daylong trip.
This was Southern hospitality at its finest and I believe the driver should be recognized for being such a great example of good humanity, with so many stories about the opposite being published all around our ever-changing world. God bless Donald Hardyman of First Response Ambulance Service!
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