A 95-year-old woman is praising a group of Alabama lifeguards as heroes, after they were seen carrying her down to the beach every day for a full week, so she could enjoy her vacation.
Ms. Dottie Schneider recently visited Orange Beach, Alabama at the age of 95 in hopes to enjoy the beach. Since Schneider usually uses a wheelchair to be mobile, she was unable walk through the sand on her own. So, every day for a full week, Lifeguards would meet Ms. Dottie and her family to help assist her down to her beach chairs, and at days end, escort her back to her condo. The family thanked the group in return with a fridge full of food at the end of the week.
One of the Lifeguards, Shane Martin, took this duty very seriously as it reminded him of his own grandma. So, he arrived with a smile on his face four days in a row to help.
Kimberly Waterbury, Schneiders daughter, was visibly moved by the act of kindness saying:
“We are forever indebted to the guys with Orange Beach Surf Rescue,” an emotional Waterbury, told AL.com. “They made my mother feel special. She was not made to feel like she was a burden on anybody.”
The team of lifeguards said they view the service they provided for Schneider as just another day at the office. Another example of how a little kindness can change the world one person at a time.