In Austrailia, a paramedic named Marc Primrose had just dropped off a woman and her mother coming from the hospital when he made a discovery on the floor of the ambulance. A parking ticket with a $129 fine.
A few days later, the woman's mother had eventually passed away. While grieving, she received this note from the same paramedic written on post-its. Here's what it said:
"I found this in the back of the ambulance after we dropped you and your mother at home from the Broadmeadows Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. I didn't want you to incur a late fee from this parking fine so I'm posting this back to you. I also decided to pay this fine for you given the difficult time you and your family are going through."
Being a paramedic and seeing fragile people all of the time, I'm curious if Marc had a feeling that the woman and her mother didn't have much time left together. Or maybe it was just a kind act. Also, the note looked like it read as $29, but a lot of places are reporting it as $129, which makes it that much more impressive.
“It was my instinct not to just let this go because someone would have ended up with late fees and I didn’t want that to happen." Marc said."I’m just glad that it helped.”
Marc and the daughter, Rose.
We can all learn a lot from this guy.
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