Firefighter pays family's $1k electricity bill

A fireman offered to pay a struggling family's $1,000 electric bill after their supply was cut off when they fell behind on payments.

Firefighter pays family's $1k electricity bill

A firefighter paid off a poor family's electricity bill.

Ryan McCuen rushed to a house in Detroit earlier this month when he received a call about a sick child, who was struggling to breath, after her ventilator was cut off because her parents fell behind on their electric payments.

The selfless firefighter was touched by the distressing revelation and offered to fork out over $1,000 to clear the struggling family's debt and to have their electric restored.

Fire Chief Michael Phy told The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens: "This type of concern for the greater well-being of this family is where the heart of this employee lies. His act, although anonymous, should not go overlooked or ignored."

Mr McCuen, 35, didn't see it as "an extraordinary act" but he hopes his gesture of goodwill has inspired others.

He said: "I don't know why I did it, but I do know those kids needed some help. I was glad to do it."

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