By Olivia B. Waxman
May 13, 2015

When a hungry, elderly North Carolina man called 911 because he didn’t feel well enough to go buy food, one of the operators personally delivered groceries to him, reports ABC 11 Eyewitness News (WTVD).

“I can’t get out of my damn chair,” the recently hospitalized 81-year-old Clarence Blackmon of Fayetteville, N.C., told 911 operator Marilyn Hinson, according to the news station. He asked if someone could bring him a head of cabbage, cans of beans and beets, popcorn, tomato juice and a soft drink. Hinson not only brought him groceries, but also made him ham sandwiches to save for later.

ABC 11 Eyewitness News (WTVD) reports a home health aide will be coming by to help him keep the refrigerator stocked in the future.

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