As Hurricane Irma bore down on her state, Pam Brekke drove 30 miles to a Lowe's in Orlando on Thursday morning to buy an emergency generator. Her father-in-law would not be able to survive that long without his oxygen supply. Then, a customer with a generator in his cart approached her and told her she could have it. Her father is on oxygen and can not be without power during the coming storm. Ramon Santiago didn't know Brekke but gave up his generator for her. Santiago barely speaks English but could understand Brekke's tears.
Moments after Brekke broke down in tears, Nancy Alvarez, a reporter for WFTV-TV, captured a Good Samaritan's act of kindness.
He said he and his fellow employees felt helpless since they were out of generators.
"I'm anxious about this storm", she told WFTV.
He couldn't say much to Brekke because of a language barrier, but that didn't stop him from helping out someone in need.
Brekke said it's encouraging to see people help one another during such a stressful time.
"I'm very overwhelmed by that man", Brekke said. On Friday, Santiago returned to Lowe's with WFTV to get his own generator for free from the store.