A few weeks ago, my Saturday morning breakfast group was enjoying a weekly gathering. When one member fell as she was leaving, we were concerned. She had just been to see her orthopedist.
Rushing to her aid, a family at a nearby table beat us to her.
The young man in the group asked all the right questions and took the proper precautions. He assisted my friend properly until emergency medical services arrived.
After a trip to the emergency room to be checked out, she retrieved her vehicle at the restaurant and continued about her weekend activities.
We thanked the clean-cut, well-dressed young man, but forgot to ask his name.
The following Monday was a holiday, so my friend and I returned to have lunch at the eatery. We thought the staff needed to know she was more than OK, plus we were hungry.
We were seated at our table and about to order when in walked the family.
This time after saying “thank you” again and praising his skills, we asked his name.
He explained he had helped care for a sick grandfather, as well as the training he received as a Boy Scout. Then he said “I’m Logan Brittingham. I’m an Eagle Scout.”
We salute Eagle Scout Logan Brittingham. The world needs more people like you.
Barbara Ann Horton is a staff writer at the Daily American Republic. She can be reached at email@example.com.