BAYTOWN, Texas -- A group of firefighters in Texas fought to save a man's life, then offered help in a way the man's family never expected.
KHOU reports that four firefighters were called to help John McCormick, 65, when he collapsed when mowing his front yard. The Air Force veteran had a history of heart trouble, but this time, his heart stopped.
The firefighters and EMTs revived him on the way to the hospital. But after, they went back to his home.
Firefighter Blake Steffanauer finished cutting the grass in John's front yard, and the other men took turns mowing the backyard. They locked the garage, put the key in the mailbox and left a handwritten note. It said: "We felt bad that your husband didn't get to finish the yard, so we did."
John died two days later.
But his family thanked the firefighters for giving them those two days to say goodbye, and for restoring their faith in people with one simple act of kindness.
A neighbor snapped a photo of that act, and it, along with a photo of the firefighters' note, was posted to the city's Facebook page. The photo has since gone viral.
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