Act of kindness turns strangers into friends during winter storm

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 21:48:33-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two strangers now friends because of a small act of kindness during this week's winter storm.

Nicole White, a single mom living near Donelson, posted on Facebook that she needed firewood because her heat wasn't working and she has two small children. Her kids are 4 and 2 years old.

Soon enough she got a response from Eric Weitlauf.

Not only did the veteran show up with a truck full of firewood but he came back and chopped up some more logs with his chainsaw.

"As a single mom it's great to know that help is really around the corner and I don't plan on moving anytime soon," White said.

Weitlauf wouldn’t take any money and instead told White he was raised to help his neighbors.

"That's my mom, she's very charitable so that's how we were raised, you help a neighbor out," Weitlauf said.

After Monday's ice storm, a number of neighbors from all over have been springing into action. From rides, to groceries, neighbors are doing what they can to help each other out.