Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, many residents of Miami are feeling down due to being in isolation, unable to see their family and friends. One of these residents includes a local Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) firefighter who was in the hospital recovering after experiencing some COVID-19 complications.
The firefighter was feeling detached from his family, friends and the Miami-Dade community. However, according to Erika Benitez, spokesperson from the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue public relations team, the firefighter’s spirits were uplifted when he received an unexpected “Get Well Soon” visit from his fellow firefighters.
His crew members from Station 36 drove over to the hospital where he was staying in their fire truck. They climbed up the ladder until they were outside his fourth-floor hospital window and could see their colleague’s joy.
They were all geared up and equipped with “Get Well Soon” cards and even a sign that read “Your New Firehouse.” The MDFR firefighter felt immediately joyful and instantly connected with his fellow brothers and sisters, as they wished him a speedy recovery on behalf of the whole department.
“This is love. This is the only kind of love you can get from the brother and sisterhood at the fire house,” said the MDFR firefighter while he describes how he felt to receiving such a pleasant surprise.
During times like this, it is important for the community to come together in ways just like this to uplift the spirits of those around us. These firefighters from Station 36 set a good example of how the community can help people battling the coronavirus disease.
This pandemic is the perfect time to support your family, friends, and colleagues. Everyone feels isolated from the world but coming together can bring joy to everyone. Now and later is the time to make a difference in someones life.