Angi Burk Pietzak had her hands full with her two kids while her husband was out of town. However, when her child unexpectedly faced a medical emergency, this frantic mom quickly learned that she didn't have to handle it alone.
Although Angi had never met Mark Palumbo before, he was there when the Florida mom needed someone the most — when her daughter started seizing while Angi was driving. "The man in this photo is the best stranger I have ever met," Angi shared with the Love What Matters Facebook page. "Last week I found myself terrified and alone on the side of the road, holding my 2-year-old daughter as she worked through a febrile seizure."
Mark happened to be at the right place at the right time and didn't hesitate to step in to assist this family. "Mark helped me to a parking lot, bought me water, sat with me as I composed myself and waited for Quinn to regain consciousness, then ultimately got us to the hospital," Angi wrote. "As it turns out, Quinn is fine (this was her fourth [seizure]), my husband is never allowed to leave town again."
And luckily for Quinn and her older brother, they got more than just a friend out of the chance encounter: "Mark makes great pizza!" Angi added. "If you are in the Naples, FL area, please support this wonderful small business owner and his wife."