Ask yourself, “What would you do if you heard your neighbor desperately screaming for help because someone had broken into their home?”
The first thing that comes to mind is to remain calm and call 911 immediately because we have no way of knowing whether or not the robber is armed and a simple act of assistance could result in a larger incident.
However, there are situations when the circumstance is so urgent that a second might make the difference between life and death for your neighbor.
Sure, we can call for help from the authorities, but unless they arrive, we must step right in to save someone’s life.
This great-grandmother may have had that instinct when she heard trouble outside their street.
Faye, a 76-year-old great-grandmother, was going about her day like usual when she heard a commotion along their street.
She called her German Shepherd named Troy to go out and help.
But since he was still in the backyard, Faye dashed outside to see such a horrific scene.
As seen from her Ring camera clip, her 82-year-old neighbor Ann was only walking by the sidewalk when a man came out of a car and snatched her purse.
She did not let go of her bag, so the robber dragged and thrashed her to the ground.
Faye came running outside, wielding her cane.
She used it to swat the robber and let go of Ann’s bag.
She also hit the car several times and threw her can at it when it drove away.
Troy was seen beside Ann as if checking if she was alright.
Faye walked towards her cane, picked it up, checked on Ann, and helped her get up.
Her neighbor was safe, and so was her purse.
However, she obtained some bruises, something they considered quite fortunate since that situation could have turned out for the worst.
People have praised Faye for her selfless, albeit dangerous, act.
She recognized that the situation could have gone wrong, but she knew she had to step in.
“If my knees weren’t hurting, I think I would have been out there a little faster,” Faye said jokingly in an interview. “Fear never crossed my mind because I’m crazy, I guess. I don’t know. It’s just something that’s in my nature. I do things, and it doesn’t bother me until a couple of hours later. That’s how I’ve always been,” she added when asked if the situation scared her.
Faye also sent a strong message to everyone about being a good neighbor.
She asked the community to try to be neighborly and look out for each other, not just themselves.
With everything that’s happening all over our country, it is best to be there for each other.
Click here to watch the footage from the Ring camera.