A lineman in Covington, Ga., said he was “blown away by all the love and support” after an unknown woman flung her soft drink in his face for not restoring her power quickly enough after Hurricane Irma.
It was Wednesday, two days after Irma struck on Sept. 11, when city employee Daniel Wilson, a father of three, stopped by Taco Bell to get some food after a 12-hour shift. An unidentified woman walked up to him and began berating him for not continuing to work on power lines.
“You have time to eat, but not fix my power. You make me sick,” the woman reportedly said before dumping her soda on the stunned man’s face. Baffled, Wilson just went about his day.
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“While you feel slighted and that you deserve to have everything immediately, he has been willingly showing up for long hours, doing difficult work and trying to be of service to you and the community. I am truly appalled at how anyone can do such an act of meanness,” said Knight.
Wilson later commented on a Facebook post from Kaitlyn Ross of 11Alive news, saying “there are no words to describe” how appreciative he was for the community’s love and support.
“I'm blessed with the best family, friends and work family anyone could ever ask for. I can assure you that all of this support and gratitude has had a far greater impact on me and my family than anything negative that sorry excuse for a lady did. I don't know how to begin to thank you all for having my back like this,” Wilson said.
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