Feel-Good Friday

A 95-year young woman was having trouble walking on the sand of Alabama’s Orange Beach, so the Orange Beach lifeguards decided they would carry her to and from the beach every day of her vacation.

Dottie Schneider was visiting Orange Beach on Alabama’s Gulf Coast with her family in October. A team of lifeguards befriended the party when Dottie’s need became apparent, offering to help her get to the sunny beach and back each day to make the most of her relaxing vacation.

Southern hospitality is a real thing, and southerners take it seriously.

Dottie had “hopes to enjoy the beach, but was unable to walk through the sand on her own,” Orange Beach Surf Rescue posted on Facebook. “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.”

The grateful family thanked the lifeguards, they said, by gifting them a fridge-full of food at the end of their vacation. (H/TMike AKA Proof)

A great story all-around, and Dottie enjoyed a vacation to remember forever.

Many thanks to The Pirate’s Cove for the linkage.