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An employee saw his neighbor take a tumble while mowing a lawn

USPS Retail Associate Gregory Purnell Jr.
Hutto, TX, Retail Associate Gregory Purnell Jr.

Retail Associate Gregory Purnell Jr. was about to leave home to go to work at the Hutto, TX, Post Office when he spotted a neighbor who needed help.

The 79-year-old man was cutting his grass when he tripped over the lawn mower’s power cord, fell and hit his head.

Purnell rushed to check on the man, who was bleeding profusely.

The Postal Service employee called 911 and waited with his neighbor until emergency responders arrived.

Paramedics took the man to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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