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September 20 2017, 07:57 | Irvin Gilbert
Florida man gives up his generator to another woman at Lowe's store ahead of hurricane
In an emergency, the kindness of strangers often knows no bounds.
As Floridians prepare for Hurricane Irma, one man's act of generosity is going viral. Brekke's 87-year-old father-in-law, Richard Robinson, is battling congestive heart failure and needs his nightly oxygen supply to survive.
Ms Brekke dashed into the store only to discover she'd just missed out.
"My father's on oxygen, and I'm anxious about this storm", Brekke told WFTV.
Pam Brekke traveled 30 miles to a Lowe's store near Orlando on Thursday, hoping to purchase one of 216 generators the store had received in a surprise shipment.
"That gentleman was a great gentleman right there", Brekke said. During each hurricane, they were without electricity for around seven days.
"She need the generator", Santiago, whose first language isn't English, told the station "It's OK". As the News Journal reports, residents are searching for plywood, generators, sandbags and water "with mixed success". "No worry for them". "He's helping our family".
Santiago expressed gratitude for the generator, but said he's just glad the initial generator "went to someone who really needed it".
However after Alvarez spoke with the managers at the Lowe's store, they made a plan and she and Santiago later returned to the store where she presented him with his own generator - for free.