Man uses $900 savings to buy gas for more than 50 Detroit nurses fighting coronavirus

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic the very best of humanity has been on show.

While there have been examples of people taking advantage of the situation for their own benefit, not to mention those flouting social distancing rules, there have been more instances of people doing what they can to help others in need.

One such hero is Allen Marshall, who decided to use the $900 he’d been saving to do something for Detroit nurses fighting on the front lines.

Credit: WDIV

As per CNN, Allen used his Wednesday and Thursday to head down to the Exxon station near the Detroit Medical Center, where he stood with a sign that read: “FREE GAS FOR NURSES.”

He told WDIV: “I just love them and I want them to know that.”

Imran Al Samet works at the Exxon station. He explained to CNN that Allen had bought gas for between 50 to 80 people on the two days he was there.

Allen, meanwhile, told The Detroit Free Press that he’d been saving up his money so he could buy a knife-sharpening tool. When the money ran out, Marshall flipped his sign, which on the back read, “THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!”

Wow, what an amazing gesture. Thank you, Allen Marshall, for using your own hard-earned savings to make the lives of nurses a little better.

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