As the California wildfires continue to rage, we’re hearing more and more stories of acts of love and generosity.
You may have seen a photo of Nurse Alynn Pierce’s white truck on social media. It looks exactly like a giant toasted marshmallow. See, only a few days ago, this man in the Toyota Tundra thought his life was about to end in a sea of melting plastic.
Alynn and his fellow colleagues helped their patients evacuate from Paradise Hospital, but then a barrier of fire stopped the truck in its tracks. A bulldozer cleared the road, but that just gave Alynn an opportunity to do a U turn. He went BACK to the hospital to help new patients, back into danger. It mattered not that his Toyota was literally melting from the intense heat of the wildfires… with him inside the cab.
“This truck literally saved my life today,” Nurse Alynn posted on Instagram, along with photographic proof. “My little town of Paradise was literally burning down around me and @the_pandra got me to safety where I could help others … twice. Thanks to the fire fighters, law enforcement and my fellow healthcare workers for the work we all did getting the hospital evacuated and our patients to safety.”
Toyota was scrolling through Instagram and saw Alynn’s post. They had a special message (and more) to deliver:
“We are humbled you’d risk your life and Toyota Tundra to drive people to safety. Don’t worry about your truck, we’re honored to get you a new one!”
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