Senior U.S. Federal District Judge James Nowlin was alone at his ranch in Texas when he slipped and fell, fracturing his femur. He was unable to get up and thought he might actually die there, but an unexpected hero saved him - Amazon driver Elisha Infante.
The 83-year-old man had taken the trash can out to the road and thinking it would be a quick errand, he was only wearing a sweatshirt and sweatpants and didn’t have his shoes or phone on him. Nowlin was panicking as the snow was falling and he still couldn’t get up after an hour, but that’s when Infante happened to drive down the country road. She says something told her to look to the right and that’s when she spotted Nowlin waving his arms for help.
Infante called 911 and waited with the judge after wrapping him in her Amazon coat and trying to keep him warm. Nowlin is now recovering from surgery and he wanted to repay the driver he calls “an angel and a saint” for saving him. He learned she was saving for a car and had taken the bus to work for seven years, so he bought her a brand new Buick.
She says she hopes the story inspires people to be kind to each other. “Every single day we have a choice to be kind or to not be or to ignore people,” Infante says. “Choose to be kind.”
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