Shawn Wiebe made me smile

Photograph by Lyle Aspinall

…that’s when he saw Sheila Roland. I looked in the boat, and she’s a little lady. She had a winter coat on, which was drenched in water, and somebody gave her inserts from their winter boots that were well oversized, because I guess she was barefoot throughout the day. I looked at her and said, ‘instead of you walking through the water again, I’ll carry you to the dry part.’ I scooped her up and gave her a little smile, and she pipes up ‘the last time I was carried like this was on my wedding night!’ It made both of us just laugh. As the weeks went on after the flood, I got the chance to finally meet up with her. We have now became pretty good friends.
Shawn Wiebe, Canadian firefighter, 2013

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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