Man Spends $900 Of His Own Savings To Buy Gas For Nurses: 'I Just Love Them'

A generous Michigan man is being praised for putting $900 of his own savings towards buying gas for local nurses who are on the front lines of the ongoing pandemic.

As WDIV reported, Allen Marshall had been saving up to buy himself something special, but recently decided that money could be put to much better use elsewhere.

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On Wednesday and Thursday, he stood outside a gas station located near the Detroit Medical Center.


He held up a sign to passing cars which read "FREE GAS FOR NURSES" on the front, and on the back, "THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!"

As Marshall explained, "I just love them and I want them to know that."

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As it turns out, Marshall's own wife is an essential worker at Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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She is who inspired him to use his savings for something good, rather than the knife-sharpening tool he'd had his eye on.

So on Wednesday morning, after dropping his wife off at work, Marshall headed to the gas station with his sign, ready to make an impact on the lives of his local nurses.

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Imran Al Samet who works at the gas station said the Good Samaritan's efforts attracted plenty of grateful customers.


He estimated that Marshall paid for between 50 and 80 nurses' gas, and although he wasn't able to speak to them himself, he said they all looked incredibly happy.

"Oh my goodness, that is so nice of him," one unidentified nurse told WDIV of Marshall's generosity. "That's so good. God bless him."

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It wasn't just local nurses who appreciated Marshall's efforts.

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A woman named Alana told WDIV that once she heard what he was doing, she felt inspired to come and help out. She also said her own nephew is a nurse.

"It just kills me every day to know that he's going to work," Alana explained. "I don't know if he could get sick or what's going to happen. They're heroes and we need to do what we can to support them."

In addition to Marshall's $900, Alana bought another $200 worth of gas for even more nurses.

h/t: WDIV

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