This Incredible Miami Nun Just Pitched in with Relief Efforts...with Her Chainsaw
Kudos to Sister Margaret Ann!
Support from across the country is pouring in to help our neighbors in Florida recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Sometimes, though, help can arrive in the most surprising of ways.
During one such act of kindness, we see the generosity of Sister Margaret Ann as she pulls out her chainsaw to clear out a tree from the road in the Miami area. A Florida resident, Sister Margaret Ann is the principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami, where she's worked for 30 years. Knowing of a chainsaw at the school's closet, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
In a tweet that has since gone viral, the Miami-Dade Police share a short video clip of the Sister. “[Here’s a video] of Sister Margaret Ann in action,” they write. “Thank you to all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this! We are #MiamiDadeStrong."
The post has since been retweeted more than 3,000 times as well as favorited 6,600 times and counting. And Sister Margaret Ann certainly deserves every ounce of the media attention. "We teach our students: Do what you can to help other people, don't think of yourselves," she told CNN during a live interview. "That's what I wanted to do."
Sure, cutting down a tree to clear a road may seem like an insignificant move in the grand scheme of things. But if Sister Margaret Ann’s selfless act proves anything, it’s that the collective power of all of these good deeds is nothing short of a miracle.