When a man shoveling snow in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, had a heart attack, a few police officers helped the man out. A photo of the event has since gone viral.
“It was something that police officers do every day, but somebody just happened to take a picture and notice it this time,” Bethel Park Police Officer Mike Mincin told CBS News.
The 75-year-old man was shoveling his driveway following the first blanket of snow on Jan. 12 when he suddenly collapsed from a heart attack. Officers then hooked up an AED to the man and one officer began performing compressions.
Paramedics then arrived and took over.
The elderly man was rushed to the hospital with his wife by his side. That’s when three officers decided to stay behind and finish the man’s work.
“I suggested, ‘Let’s finish the driveway,’ and they were like, ‘Yeah, let’s do it,’” Officer Mincin said. “We grabbed some shovels and a broom and finished shoveling the driveway, along with the neighbor across the street actually jumped in and helped.”
According to Sarah Chicas, a neighbor, the act of kindness didn’t go unnoticed. Chicas noted that it was nice to see police officers doing good deeds.
A photo of the officers shoveling snow has since been posted on the Bethel Park Police’s Facebook page, and it has received over 4,000 likes and 1,000 shares as of Jan. 14.