Paramedics buy homeless man coat after cutting his clothes off for treatment
Leilah Nolan and Tom Thackray-Collier bought the man warm clothes after treating him in the “freezing cold”
By EMS1 Staff
LEEDS, England — A couple of paramedics helped a homeless man who was left with nothing to keep him warm after his clothes were cut off for medical treatment.
Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics Leilah Nolan and Tom Thackray-Collier responded to a call about a homeless man and had to cut off his clothing to treat him.
After treating him, the two went to a store and bought the man warm clothes so he could stay warm in the cold.
“The man we helped was freezing cold. He desperately needed some warm clothing, and as he was homeless with no money, Tom and I felt it would be nice to buy him something warm,” Nolan said. “We went into the British Heart Foundation charity shop and found a T-shirt, warm jumper and coat, which we thought would be suitable for him, and we were happy to buy them for him."
Nolan said the man was overjoyed when they returned with the gift.
“He was so happy and even did a little dance. He was shocked that someone did that for him and said he didn’t know what to say."
Nolan added that she hopes their act of kindness will inspire others to do the same.
“I know if it had been any of my other colleagues who attended to this man that they would have done the same for him. We are all very caring and compassionate toward our patients and treat people with the dignity and respect that they deserve.”