Customer waiting for hours gives last generator to fellow shopper

Customer waiting for hours gives last generator to fellow shopper

Customer waiting for hours gives last generator to fellow shopper

According to WFTV-TV, she had driven 30 miles (nearly 60 km) to a Lowe's in Orlando after learning they'd received a shipment of a little over 200 generators, but on arriving they had sold out. Her father is ill and requires oxygen.

Brekke broke down, brought to tears by the thought of her father losing oxygen if the power cut out. As the News Journal reports, residents are searching for plywood, generators, sandbags and water "with mixed success".

Customer Ramon Santiago randomly approached Brekke and gave her the generator he was going to buy without knowing why she was in tears.

Pam Brekke was next in line and then turned away in tears.

"She needs the generator", he said.

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He said he and his fellow employees felt helpless since they were out of generators.

WFTV reporter Nancy Alvarez shared heartwarming footage on Facebook Thursday of Brekke effusively thanking Santiago. She thanked him for his kindness during her hard time.

"It's what we need right now", Rodriguez said.

After Santiago had been a #Good Samaritan, giving Brekke her much-needed generator, other people from all over the country now wanted to help him.

"I'm very overwhelmed by that man", she said. On Friday, Santiago returned to Lowe's with WFTV to get his own generator for free from the store.

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