A Florida man’s act of kindness is going viral after a bystander spotted him purchasing over 100 generators to send to the Bahamas in response to the devastation Hurricane Dorian unleashed on the islands.
Jacksonville resident Alec Sprague told local news station News4Jax that he witnessed a man purchasing over 100 generators in a Costco, intending to send them all to the Bahamas.
“Was just in Cosco off Collins getting a generator (at $450 each) and this guy right here is purchasing over 100 generators and food to send to the Bahamas!” Sprague wrote in a Facebook post.
“All I could do was shake his hand and thank him! There still are good people in the world!” he added:
Was just in Cosco off Collins getting a generator (at $450 each) and this guy right here is purchasing over 100…
The post has already been shared over 26,000 times.
“News4Jax learned that this was possible through the ‘Errol Thurston Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund,’ the station reported.
Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas for days, leaving at least seven dead – including an 8-year-old-boy – and a devastating path of destruction. Ariel footage shows the aftermath of the monster storm, with some describing it as “apocalyptic”:
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) September 4, 2019
— WEAR ABC 3 (@weartv) September 3, 2019
An island under water:
Aerial video gives us a first glimpse of the Abaco Islands. Practically parking over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands. https://t.co/kePsYIVBO0 pic.twitter.com/GC92CdKspd
— WPBF 25 News (@WPBF25News) September 3, 2019
Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, leaving at least 7 people dead and roughly 13,000 homes destroyed — this footage shows an aerial view of the destruction pic.twitter.com/akdk5rdXGa
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 4, 2019
Aerial footage shows the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian on The Bahamas, where the storm wreaked havoc for nearly two days, as it came to a virtual standstill over Grand Bahama. https://t.co/eGnmjWt0CI pic.twitter.com/6BokSswiTu
— ABC News (@ABC) September 3, 2019
President Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. is sending support:
— TIME (@TIME) September 4, 2019
The U.S. may be getting a little bit lucky with respect to Hurricane Dorian, but please don’t let down your guard. As it heads up the coast, lots of very bad and unpredictable things can happen! On the other hand, the Bahamas have been devastated. We are sending crews to help!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2019