An EMT went above and beyond the call of duty after responding to a 911 call in Sacramento, California.
In a Facebook post that has since gone viral, Ken Densley wrote that his elderly father collapsed while mowing the lawn on April 16. Born in 1929, the father reportedly refuses to let anyone else mow his lawn.
After be passed out, neighbors called for an ambulance. Although Densley’s father originally refused to go to the hospital, that didn’t stop one EMT from performing a selfless act of kindness.
"While [my sister and I] were talking [our father] back inside one of the EMTs put the gurney away and the other finished mowing the lawn!" Densley wrote. "I told him I would do that but he insisted!"
The EMT worker reportedly finished mowing the lawn and then put the mower away.
According to American Medical Response's website, its mission is to make a difference by caring for those in need. Its staff aim to be caregivers above all else.
Densley's Facebook post included a photo of the EMT mowing his father’s lawn. It went viral, garnering more than 10,000 likes and 1,900 shares within four days.
"Being an EMT is a special calling," Facebook user Gaylen Carney Smith wrote in the post's comments section. "They are brave beyond measure and have such heart-warming empathy for the people they serve!"
"What the EMT did isn't part of the training or the job," Sammi Henricksen wrote. "It's part of an amazing, honorable man."
Densley’s father went to the hospital and stayed overnight.
"He was discharged last night and we just got back from a follow up visit with his doctor and he's doing great," Densley wrote in an update to the Facebook post. "He has also promised to let us mow the lawn from now on!"
Densley added in a comment that he reorganized his schedule so he'll be able to mow his father’s lawn.