After waiting in line for hours, man offers last generator to stranger

Pam Brekke hugs Ramon Santiago after giving his generator he was going to buy to Brekke because she desperately needed

Pam Brekke, of Sanford, Fla., had spent days hunting for a generator.

Pam Brekke, who traveled nearly 30 miles from her Sanford home to the Orlando store, was next in line to purchase a generator when she watched workers load the final unit onto a cart for the customer who was standing before her in line. Without a generator to keep machines going, her father could die. Then, a customer with a generator in his cart approached her and told her she could have it. Brekke said her father is on oxygen, and that she was concerned that Hurricane Irma could knock out power in her home.

Customer Ramon Santiago had no idea why Ms Brekke was so desperate to find a generator but turned around and calmly offered her his.

"I'm very overwhelmed by that man", Brekke said, fighting back more tears. Seeing her distress, he insisted she take his unit.

Store managers said they're unsure if they'll receive another shipment of generators since each store in the state needs more.

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Friday, Santiago got his generator for free from Lowe's.

"Everything is OK, everything is fine", Santiago told Brekke as the pair hugged, before she labeled him "a attractive man".

The two embraced and Santiago continued his shopping. "God will bless that man".

"I wanted to make sure (Santiago) received it", said Melissa Rodriguez.

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