A retired Air Force veteran dropped to his knees when he received a heartwarming gesture from total strangers, out of nowhere. Ron Hyde was diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer and didn’t have much time left to live.
The vet calls his apartment his dream home, but it was almost completely empty. Ron slept on an old and moldy mattress in a corner of a room but was always thankful for the things that he had.
Because his chemotherapy treatments were too severe, Ron decided to stop the chemo treatments and live out the rest of his days in peace and without the stress.
The veteran didn’t have a lot of money to decorate his apartment, but he went to Goodwill with $25 in hand.
When he bought an old chair, he didn’t expect it to change his life.
“I went over and bought this pink, $25 chair and I couldn’t get anybody [to give] a ride to get it back to here.”
Someone overheard one of Ron’s conversations in the El Cajon store, as the man didn’t have any means of transportation. He needed some help to get his old pink chair back home, so a woman from Ramona decided to reach out to her network on Facebook and see who was willing to help this veteran out.
The woman received an overwhelming amount of responses, and her plead for help was quickly answered.
One of the woman’s friends was able to bring the chair to him shortly after, and he noticed the dire conditions of the man’s apartment. A new post on social media asked if anyone had any furniture to spare, to donate to Ron.
The whole community came together to give this man a warmer home.
Two days after the veteran purchased his new favorite chair, the doorbell rang again. He didn’t expect any delivery since he just bought his trusty chair, but a large U-Haul truck arrived nonetheless.
A group of strangers was delivering tons of other home furniture items, essentials, and even food.
Ron only expected to decorate his apartment with just one chair, but he definitely got more than he bargained for. Strangers started entering his house with beds, lamps, closets, tables and all sorts of food.
The man doesn’t believe what is happening and is noticeably touched and overwhelmed by the whole thing. He becomes emotional right in front of the cameras of a local news station and drops to his knees, thanking God.
At first, Ron’s apartment was just a mere place to stay. Thanks to these kind and generous strangers, Ron’s apartment is now a cozy home.
When he was asked about the pink chair, the vet said that it was the favorite thing he has in his life today.
The man is unsure how much time he has left, but he’s thankful that he gets to live out his days in peace and comfort.
“Who knows how much time he has left?” one of the generous people said. “We can at least make it comfortable. He doesn’t have to live on a mattress in the corner.”
“It’s been like a little miracle,” the veteran said with a big smile on his face.
What a heartwarming act of kindness!
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Source: ABC 10 News