Nurse who risked his life to save others gets a nice surprise.
Natural disasters often bring out the best in humanity. Last week, nurse Allyn Pierce drove his Toyota Tundra through the deadly wildfires that devastated the town of Paradise in California to transport patients from his hospital’s ICU as the building became engulfed in flames, risking his life to save others. Now, Toyota has rewarded him for his bravery by replacing his burnt Tundra, nicknamed ‘The Pandra,’ with a brand-new model free of charge.
"We are humbled you'd risk your life and Toyota Tundra to drive people to safety,” Toyota told Pierce on Instagram. “Don't worry about your truck, we're honored to get you a new one!" Just one week later, Toyota has delivered on its promise and delivered a shiny new 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro to the heroic nurse.
“Toyota let me see the people that stand behind the logo. There were handshakes, conversations, and hugs,” Pierce wrote on Instagram after receiving their new truck. "The sincerity and compassion that's been shown by this company was demonstrated all the way down to a human level. The next steps will be made hand in hand with @therockstargarage . They showed what they're about, when they literally showed up in Chico yesterday with supplies for the Fire crews and the National Guard. I couldn't be prouder to be associated with these two.”
It’s a nice gesture from Toyota, but let's not forget the nurse lost much more than just his truck in the blaze. Like many others caught up in the wildfire, which is the deadliest in US history, he also lost his home and job, since both Pierce and his wife worked at the hospital that was destroyed in the wildfire. This has prompted more than 600 generous people to donate over $28,000 to his family’s GoFundMe page at the time of writing. It’s enough to restore your faith in humanity.