The Clinton Township Fire Department chief caught wind of McCuen’s act of kindness, and though McCuen wanted to keep quiet, the chief shared his story. It ended up being a good thing because hundreds of people who’ve heard the story have since approached Stone and her family to offer help.

“Someone donated a generator and said he would come out today to help us hook it up,” Stone said. “Our GoFundMe to help raise money for a lift van for my sons to fit their wheelchairs has been getting a lot of support now.”

The mother said she’s so “excited and thankful” for the overwhelming kindness.

Stone added that as a show of gratitude, she and a friend recently delivered a balloon, thank-you card and cookies to McCuen at the fire department.

“It’s just so nice to see the silver lining to everything,” she said.