It’s common to see lifeguards braving their way to the waves to save lives. This time, they not just saved lives but also made sure that a 95-year-old grandma got her dose of vitamin sea daily.
Kimberly Waterbury and her mom Dottie Schneider, from Chandler, Indiana went to Orange Beach, Alabama for a vacation. Kimberly was pushing her mom’s wheelchair because Dottie could no longer walk on her own!
When a lifeguard from Orange Beach’s Beach Safety Division saw them, he offered them a lift in his beach patrol car. He gave them his phone number and told them to call them if they needed help. They phoned Dottie every morning so she could go to the beach and feel the sand on her feet while watching the waves up close!
“She couldn’t go to the seaside in the past when they went to the beach.” They had no choice but to sit on the pool deck. “I think that made all the difference for her to be able to put her feet in the sand and see the waves crash on the coast,” Brett Lesinger, the Beach Safety Division Chief of Orange Beach, told Fox News.
One particular lifeguard named Shane Martin went the extra mile. He went to Dottie’s hotel for four consecutive days to pick her up and carry her to a rented chair at the beachfront. Other lifeguards were also delighted to help Kimberly and Dottie.
“We are forever indebted to the guys with Orange Beach Surf Rescue. They made my mother feel special. She was not made to feel like she was a burden on anybody.” Kimberly said in an interview with AL.com.
Helping them is just another day at work for the lifeguards. Shane was reminded of his grandfather as he offered this 95-year-old grandmother a helping hand. Kimberly and Dottie left these generous people a fridge full of food as a token of their gratitude.
This anecdote exemplifies how anyone can always go above and beyond. Doing tasks that aren’t part of one’s job description has its advantages. Making an elderly lady enjoy her vacation may seem insignificant, but it meant the world to her!