When Christy Stone's power shut off in her home, she instantly panicked and called 911.
Her son Troy has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, so he needs a ventilator in order to breathe. Without electricity, the ventilator shuts off in just a couple hours.
Since Christy also has another son with muscular dystrophy, she had been struggling to care for her sons and make ends meet, and that's why she had fallen behind on her electric bill.
But when firefighter Ryan McCuen answered Christy's call, he learned about the reason for her outstanding power bill. And he had a plan. While Troy was being rushed to the hospital, McCuen snapped a photo of the bill.
"When she explained the unpaid bill, her family’s situation and how she didn’t know what to do, it was a no-brainer for me," McCuen said.
The kind stranger called the power company and paid the bill in full, so Troy's life support would no longer be threatened after he got back from the hospital.
Within 20 minutes of him making the call, the power was back on and Troy could come home. When Christy heard the news, she was in shock. Then, she gave McCuen a hug, excited and so thankful for his good deed.
"It’s just so nice to see the silver lining to everything," Christy said.
See their amazing interaction in the touching video below.
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PLUS: See first responders go above and beyond the call of duty in the amazing snapshots below.