We were working on the rental house all weekend. On Sunday afternoon, I walked outside and my husband* was briskly walking down the alley towards the neighbor two doors down. An old man (around 85 years old) was down on the ground. He bent over to get something and couldn’t get back up.
My dear sweet husband kept asking him if he needed help. The man must not have heard very well and didn’t want to ask for help. But, then my husband asked if he could help him up. He had to lift him up from behind. My husband just went right in and did it.
The man was very appreciative but wouldn’t let my husband call anyone. He lives by himself and has had several strokes. Luckily, he has a call button that he wears around his neck in case he falls. My husband helped him to his swing and then stood and talked to him for a while to make sure he was okay.
When my husband had to leave a little bit later, he came in and told me that he wanted me to keep my eye on the old man. He was worried about him.
I truly had tears in my eyes because I thought my husband went above and beyond for someone who didn’t even ask for help.
However, my husband thought that anyone would do it.
So – I’m asking you. What do you think? The older man never asked for help, my husband just saw him down and went over to help him.
Do you think that my husband went above and beyond? Or, do you think anyone with a heart would have done this?
(*Note: My husband didn’t want me to write this post. He’s not a big fan of attention. He has moderate veto power on the blog. So, after a little begging he said I could use it if I didn’t use his name. I figured you could keep up without his name.)