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Michigan man spends savings on free gas for nurses

A good Samaritan in Michigan spent a few days — and a few hundred dollars — showing his appreciation for nurses at the Detroit Medical Center Hospital.

DETROIT (WTHR) — A good Samaritan in Michigan spent a few days — and a few hundred dollars — showing his appreciation for nurses at the Detroit Medical Center Hospital.

Allen Marshall had saved up $900 to buy himself something nice, but he changed his mind once the COVID-19 pandemic hit. He stood outside a gas station near the hospital with a sign that said "free gas for nurses."

"I just love them and I want them to know that," Marshall told WDIV. So he showed that love one tank at a time.

It didn't take long for his savings to diminish. But once it was all gone, he flipped his sign over so it read, "thank you for all that you do."

A woman named Alana had read about Marshall's efforts and wanted to help him out. She gave him $200 to continue filling up tanks.

"My nephew is a nurse at Beaumont, and it kills me everyday to know he is going to work," she said. "I don't know if he's going to work, if he's going to get sick. They are heroes, and we need to do what we can to support them."

But Alana didn't stop at the money. She even pumped the gas for the nurses.

She said she was inspired by what Marshall was doing and had to help him out.