In Australia, two ambulance officers have received praise for a kind and simple gesture for a dying man. According to a Facebook post from the Queensland Ambulance Service, 72-year-old Ron McCartney made his way to hospital for palliative care last week.
His wife, Sharon, informed officers he had been eating very little in the two days running up to being taken to hospital. According to Mashable, the officers asked Ron to tell them exactly what he’d want to eat, if he could have anything.
Ron’s answer? A simple caramel sundae. The officers, Kate Hanafy and Hanna Hoswell, stopped off at a McDonald’s to pick up the special treat.
According to Kate Hanafy the man was delighted, “He was wrapped, he was getting it all over his face, getting it all over his shirt, he had a big smile on his face and his wife was tearing up because she was so pleased to see him eating.”
People took to Twitter to praise the ambulance workers,
Awww this has brought tears to my eyes. Such beautiful kind people. 💕😢👏
— Nicky Riles (@winimwil) September 5, 2018
QAS officers to the rescue. Something so simple that means so much. Such an amazing profession to care for us in our most vulnerable of times.
— 💛🌼Tuesday🌼💛 (@tuesdaysprncess) September 4, 2018
A very sweet thing for the officers to do.
— Kylie Furneyvall (@mama_tow) September 4, 2018
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