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Oklahoma Airman helps elderly woman walking in severe heat with her groceries


It was the Air Force to the rescue.

Airman Jibril Jennings, told News 9 he didn’t realize he was being filmed when he helped an elderly woman, Janice Hall, load groceries into her vehicle on a particularly hot day in Oklahoma City. As it turns out, neither did she.

“I didn’t even realize that there was anyone around me until someone stopped, parked behind us and put their hazards on while I was helping load stuff into her car,” Jennings, a radio operator on the Airborne Warning and Control System at nearby Tinker Air Force Base, told the outlet.

Hall was making the more-than-two-mile trek home from Walmart when Jennings jumped in. After loading up the car, the airman brought Hall home and said, “she immediately started talking.”

“She reminded me of my grandma,” he said, “She started telling me about her day.”

For Hall’s part, the heat wasn’t a problem, and she generally regards the long walk as a form of exercise.

“I can stand the heat. It doesn’t bother me a bit,” Hall told News 9. “I’d rather have heat than air conditioning any day.”

Even so, Hall was pleasantly surprised by Jennings.

“That man was a really sweet guy,” she said, adding she “just couldn’t believe it.”

Jennings is hoping to help Hall further, by trying to round up some fellow airmen to fix a ramp where she lives.

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