Man gives crying woman generator as Irma approaches

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Man gives crying woman generator as Irma approaches

As Hurricane Irma threatens Florida, Pam Brekke was one of thousands desperately searching for a generator for when power goes out. She needs it for her ailing father to power his oxygen supply.

But according to ABC affiliate WFTV-TV, Brekke, a Sanford, Florida, resident, had spent days waiting for empty shelves to be restocked.

She said Thursday that she'd traveled more than 30 miles to Orlando to a Lowe's Home Improvement store that had received a surprise shipment of a little more than 200 generators.

Within two hours, however, the generators were sold out and Brekke, who had been next in line, was empty-handed.

A heartbroken Brekke then began to cry. Ramon Santiago, who had gotten one of the generators but had not purchased it yet, noticed and insisted that she take his.

"She needs the generator," Santiago told WFTV-TV. "It's OK."

After giving him a hug, Brekke said she was overwhelmed by Santiago's generosity.

"That gentleman was a great gentleman right there," she said. "God will bless that man."

ABC News contributed to this report

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