If you’re a Californian, the past few days have been an absolute nightmare; people have been uprooted from their homes as fires ravage their communities from all sides. But with all tragedies, heroes are born, and Nurse Pierce was definitely one of them. Even though his Toyota Tundra was literally burned on all sides, Nurse Pierce drove his Tundra through the fire and back to his post where he and countless nurses, doctors and medical professionals assisted those who were left behind in Paradise, CA.
Nurse Pierce is OK, but he lost his home, and although his Toyota Tundra still runs and drives, the exterior suffered some serious fire damage.
To say thank you, Toyota USA is gifting him a new Toyota Tundra to replace the one he lost. Check out the amazing story on Twitter below!
I can only imagine how Nurse Pierce felt when he thought his life was going to end and then decided to help others when he had the opportunity to save himself,
Having read dozens of stories of bravery these past few days, I know most of these amazing people say, “I was just doing my job; I’m no hero---it’s what we do.” But on the contrary, they all are heroes the moment they risk their own lives to save someone else’s. If that’s not the definition of a hero, I don’t know what is.
And to Toyota, thanks for being an outstanding example of a way to spread that little bit of good cheer in some truly depressing times. I know some people will say this is a publicity stunt and all, but I say it’s setting an example of how other corporations can think of helping in their own way if they can.
If you’re inspired by this story and do want to give, the Pierce family did lose their house and are accepting donations through their GoFundMe below.
Hats off to you, Toyota.