Rescuers raced to the aid of an elderly woman, who was stuck next to a river for seven days as a result of the devastating Cyclone Idai.
On Monday, Ace Air & Ambulance, a rescue service based in Harare, Zimbabwe, took to their Facebook page to share the touching story of a gogo, who was rescued after being stranded for seven days.
The post explained the team were busy with evacuations when they received a call of an elderly lady, who was stranded after floods washed away the entire pathway across the river.
The team found out the gogo had been waiting several days for help and was living off of handouts by villagers.
They rushed to the elderly lady's aid where they found her and took her safely over the river. The team then went on to break some rules to reunite her with her worried family.
"The medical team decided to break the rules and reunite the senior citizen with her desperate family 25km away up the mountain.They managed to find her and flew her back to her village," part of the Facebook post read.
Briefly.co.za gathered the post inspired social media users, who were relieved to hear some good news following the harrowing Cyclone Idai.
Katie Turner commented: "Wow, what a lovely story amidst all the heartbreak. Well done ACE team for all that you are doing! You are truly heroes!"
Jennifer Young added: "What an inspiring story. Men & women with compassionate hearts."
Rosaleen Logan wrote: "Humanity in action. Great story."
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