Elderly lady was stranded at ER, had no one and no way home—until a vet speaks up for her

December 13, 2017 12:40 pm Last Updated: December 13, 2017 12:40 pm

It’s rare that a story that begins in the ER ends up not to be a downer.

Ashley Cherry and her husband had arrived in the emergency room one night just in time to see an elderly lady wheeled out, about to leave.

But then she opened her mouth to tell the receptionist that she had no family, and no ride home. How was she supposed to leave?

And it just broke Ashley’s heart that many of the employees were so busy they really had no time to show any concern for this woman. But just as she thought this elderly lady might be stranded for good, one gentleman stepped up.

The man introduced himself and pointed out that he had been waiting with his wife in the ER and he would “gladly take her home.”

He didn’t care how far she lived or if it was out of the way. “This man, not knowing her or having a clue where she lived, volunteered his time to care for this lovely woman,” Ashley wrote on Facebook.

The woman was touched, and offered to pay him, but he refused. Ashley offered to wheel her outside the hospital as the gentleman got his truck.

As he left, Ashley turned to his wife, and found out who the man was.

“His name is Jeffery and he is military here at Ft.Campbell KY. Not only does this man serve our great country, he serves his great little community,” she shared.

In the grand scheme of things, it seems like a simple act, but this gentleman was the only one who stood up for her when no one else would.

“As I watched them drive away, my only thoughts were ‘there are still great people in this world,'” Ashley shared afterward. It was also eye-opening for her, as she realized “We have to care for our elders like this nice man.”

It was a lesson for Ashley herself as well, so, afterward, she wanted to share the story in hopes of giving Jeffrey some recognition and respect. It was a lesson many appreciated, as just one iteration of Ashley’s post garnered 74,000 likes.

“Jeffrey, if you see this,” she wrote to him on Facebook, “just know your deeds are recognized and appreciated by your community.”

"My husband and I were in the ER and an elderly lady was wheeled out to leave. She told the receptionist she had no…

Posted by Love What Matters on Thursday, September 21, 2017