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Son gets lifted by fire truck to bid farewell to dying bridgewater mom

October 15th, 2020

With all the things that have been happening around us, sometimes, it’s hard to convince ourselves that kindness still exists in this cruel world.

Thankfully, there are heartwarming stories that we hear from random people. It’s stories like these that stand as small but beautiful beacons of hope that never fail to remind us that kindness still prevails.

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There are people who generously share these stories online and we should thank them for doing so. They make us smile and warm our hearts.

There is one such story that has been making headlines lately.

Scott Wolf’s last moment with his mom was emotional and indelible. His mother, Jean Wolf spent her last days at Laurel Circle Retirement Community – which is located in Bridgewater.

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Scott wanted to visit his 94-year-old mom in the facility as she got sick in April.

According to the admissions coordinator at the community, who is Sarah Petty, the retirement community was only accepting visitors with residents who were dying because of the coronavirus.

Sadly, Scott had to choose between his wife and his mother.

His wife was on chemotherapy so she was at a higher risk for the virus. Scott did not want his wife to be in peril, so he couldn’t visit his dying mother.

“We felt for him if his wife wasn’t sick he would’ve come inside. It must’ve been a hard decision to choose between your wife and mom,” Petty said.

Sarah felt Scott’s longing for his mom and knew that she had to do something about it.

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Miranda Mauro via Patch Source: Miranda Mauro via Patch

“I was trying to think outside the box to get this guy onto the second floor to say goodbye.”

Determined to help the loving son, Sarah came up with a brilliant idea – use an extension ladder or build a platform so they could go ahead and lift Scott until he reached the window of his mom’s room.

Thankfully, a family member led them to the Finderne Fire Department where they borrowed a fire truck.

Finderne Fire Department immediately went to the community to grant Scott’s wish.

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Miranda Mauro via Patch Source: Miranda Mauro via Patch

They strapped him into a bucket and lifted him up – which made a way to the window of his mom’s room.

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Miranda Mauro via Patch Source: Miranda Mauro via Patch

“That was an experience. I have never done anything like that before. It was pretty amazing,” Wolf stated.

It wasn’t only an emotional moment for Scott and his mom, but also for Sarah and the people in the facility. Many staff witnessed the tear-jerking scene.

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Miranda Mauro via Patch Source: Miranda Mauro via Patch

Sadly, his mom died the next day on April 29.

It’s like Jean just waited to be seen by her son – even just a glimpse. It’s heartbreaking to think that their last moment had to be that way. For Scott, it’s something big.

He was grateful that he was given the chance to see his mom even for the last time.

“I was so glad I was able to see her. I don’t know how to describe it,” he said.

“I am just so glad I was able to have one last visit with her,” he added.

Silver lining amidst dark times

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Miranda Mauro via Patch Source: Miranda Mauro via Patch

Though it was a tough experience for Scott, the good thing is he was able to see his mom for the very last time because of the existence of kindness in this world.

Sarah’s initiative and kindness made a big difference in a life-and-death situation.

That’s why she was nominated as Patch’s hero- because of what she did even amid the pandemic. Many people, including Scott, just know that she deserves the acknowledgment.

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Source: Patch

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