A group of lifeguards carried a 95-year-old woman to the beach on a daily basis for 1 whole week so she could enjoy her vacation.
The lifeguards at a beach in Alabama went beyond their duty to make sure that Dottie Schneider had a good vacation during her stay near Orange Beach.
The lifeguards wanted to make sure that Dottie enjoyed her vacation, which she was having with her daughter, Kimberly Waterbury, to the Gulf Coast.
Dottie wanted to relax on the beach and hit a snag, however, there was no way to do it because she was using a wheelchair.
Thankfully, everything changed when a lifeguard offered her to help her out so she could enjoy her vacation.
A lifeguard from the Beach Safety Division in the city of Orange beach had spotted Dottie Schneider along with her daughter Waterbury trying to find a way to get to the beach.
Instead of allowing them to figure out things the hard way, the guard offered her a ride in his beach patrol vehicle and took her to the beach so she could relax.
After speaking with Waterbury and Dotti, the guard found out that they were going to be there for around 7 days.
The lifeguard offered her the field officer’s number so they could inform when they were ready to go onto the beach every morning and so they could send out a guard to assist them.
On multiple occasions, guards carried Dottie to the beach.
Pictures of the kind act went viral on social media after they were posted on the official Facebook page of the Orange Beach Surf Rescue.
The post reads:
Lifeguards are public servants and we could not be happier to help provide this service. Ms. Dottie Schneider recently visited us here in Orange Beach at the age of 95 in hopes to enjoy the beach but was unable to walk through the sand on her own. Every day for one week Lifeguards would meet Ms. Dottie and her family to help assist her down to her beach chairs, then at day’s end escort her back to the condo.
Brett Lesinger, Beach Safety Division Chief in the City of Orange Beach, said:
In the past, when they’d gone to the beach, she couldn’t get to the beachfront. They had to sit by the pool deck. Being able to put her feet in the sand and seeing the waves crash on the shore, I think that made all the difference.
The lifeguards picked her up from the hotel and took a chair for her to the beach.
They also made sure that everything was happening the right way and always greeted her and her daughter with a big smile.
Lifeguard Shane Martinwas the one that was the one that was responsible for making sure that she got her daily trip to the beach.
During an interview with Al.com, Waterbury said:
We are forever indebted to the guys with Orange Beach Surf Rescue. They made my mother feel special. She was not made to feel like she was a burden on anybody.
The Orange Beach Surf Rescue also noted in their post that the family thanked them in return with a fridge full of food at the end of the week.