Stranger gives desperate Florida shopper store's last emergency generator

As Florida residents rush to get out of the path of Hurricane Irma, or hunker down at home or in shelters, nervous residents are turning to each other, offering a helping hand to those in need.

The hunt is on for basic supplies like water and gas cas. Within two hours, though, the generators were gone.

But after traveling 30 miles to the outlet in a bid to purchase one of its 216 newly delivered generators, she was devastated to find she'd just missed out. She had been searching for a generator for her family but was left to watch the last available one sold to someone else. Her father is ill and requires oxygen.

Brekke's elderly father is on oxygen and she was anxious Irma would knock power out at her home, leaving the family without a way to help her dad. "He's a stranger. He's an angel from God is what he is", said Brekke.

Customer Ramon Santiago randomly approached Brekke and gave her the generator he was going to buy without knowing why she was in tears.

"She need the generator - it's ok She need it", said Santiago. "It's okay. No worry for them", Santiago said. "That gentleman was a great gentleman right there".

Store managers said they're unsure if they'll receive another shipment of generators since each store in the state needs more.

"I'm very overwhelmed by that man".

  • Jon Douglas