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An emergency operator helped this elderly man in the kindest way

Clarence Blackmon, image via

An act of kindness helped this elderly cancer patient in the most practical way

An emergency operator helped this elderly man in the kindest way

When 81 year-old Clarence Blackmon was released from hospital after months of cancer treatments, he came home to an empty house and an even emptier fridge.

Unable to get out of his chair to the supermarket Blackmon called emergency services and asked the operator if she would buy him some groceries.

I can’t do anything. I can’t go anywhere. I can’t get out of my damn chair,” Blackmon, who lives in Arkansas in America, said in his 911 call.

The woman who took his call, Marilyn Hinson, is the sort of woman who gets stuff done.

Hinson not only did a grocery shop for Blackmon but also enlisted the local police to help her deliver them to him. Once she got there she whipped up a few ham sandwiches for Blackmon, and a few extra for later.

“A feast,” Blackmon said.

Health services have confirmed that Blackmon will have an aide to help keep the fridge stocked for him, but Hinson’s kindness stopped him from going hungry.

As Hinson said, there’s not much worse than being hungry.

“I’ve been hungry. A lot of people can’t say that, but I can, and I can’t stand for anyone to be hungry,” she told the local news  station. 

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