A man from Michigan decided to pay it forward for the nurses working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Allen Marshall saved up $900 and was planning to buy a knife-sharpening tool, but instead, decided that the money could be better spent helping people.
Marshall set up shop outside of an Exxon Express gas station holding a white sign that read, "Free Gas For Nurses." On Wednesday (April 1), he told the Detroit Free Press he filled up the tank for around 25 nurses.
"With all that is going on with the coronavirus, I wanted to thank the essential workers the best way that I can," said Marshall. "I really don't need that tool and thought this was a better way to spend the money."
When he went back on Thursday, his money ran out, but another Good Samaritan showed up and kicked in another $200 for the cause.
"It takes a small gesture to show people that we care about them," said Marshall. "The nurses and first responders need help as well during this time, and I'm doing my part in making sure they are taken care of."
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