Arizona firefighters spread a little cheer this year for a family that couldn’t afford a Christmas tree.
Phoenix Fire answered the call of a mother, who, upon realizing she didn’t have enough money for a Christmas tree, began asking around on Facebook if anyone had a spare to borrow.
“The response was just overwhelming. The people were just showing so much kindness,” said Melissa, mother to two little boys, Liam and Lennon.
One respondent, however, wanted to go the extra mile.
“I just responded immediately as soon as I saw the post,” said Capt. Bryan Machol of the Phoenix Fire Department.
In true Phoenix style, the crew of Station 5 came around the corner with a tree placed atop their fire truck.
“We came around the corner, turned lights and sirens on. We could see as we were driving down the street the boys were really excited. They were jumping up and down and waving,” said Machol.
The kids were thrilled, and were given a tour of the fire station as well.
“The kids loved it. It was just amazing to see their reaction,” said Melissa.
For Machol and the men of Station 5, it was a great experience.
“It was fun, it really was. The whole experience, it was nice to see how connected they were to it and how much it meant to them,” said Machol.
According to AZFamily.com, Melissa is hoping to help out another family in need next year.