SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — North Port firefighters were in for a clueless surprise Friday when a man stopped by to meet the firefighters and thank them for saving his life.
Back on April 1, firefighters responded to a cardiac arrest call to find an unresponsive man with no pulse.
Firefighters were able to revive him and the man was taken to a nearby emergency room, where he made a full recovery.
Four months later, the special visitor is now walking with a walking stick with a “new attitude towards life”.
“It meant the world to those firefighters to meet him,” the department said in one social media post. “North Port Fire Rescue have a high success rate in returning spontaneous circulation (ROSC), but they rarely meet anyone they’ve helped after the fact.”
The man brought over a cake and visited the staff who saved his life.
“Thank you for saving my life,” the cake read.
The team thanked him for coming and invited him to visit anytime.