Lifeguard saves 94-year-old woman's vacation by letting her 'see the waves'

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A young lifeguard's act of kindness brought a ray of sunshine to a 94-year-old woman's day. (WPVI)

A young lifeguard's act of kindness brought a ray of sunshine to a 94-year-old woman's day.

Because of mobility issues, Janet Dunne's elderly mother wasn't able to join the family on the beach during a recent vacation in Montauk, New York.

So, Janet contacted the local Chamber of Commerce to see if they could help her find a beach wheelchair to assist.

The chamber suggested she contact the lifeguards on duty about the wheelchairs.

When Janet contacted the lifeguards she spoke with Shane McCann, who informed her that no wheelchairs were available. But McCann wasn't going to let that keep her mom from enjoying the ocean.

The lifeguard went above and beyond, offering personal door-to-door delivery for the elderly woman, Tracy Dunne, so she could see her beloved waves.

"Shane was there and he said, 'I'll pick your mom up,' and pointed to the dune buggy," said Janet. "My mom was game, so he picked her up right at her room. But he didn't just pick her up. He got out and gave her both of his hands and helped her in and he was just wonderful. He brought her right down to where we were sitting."

Janet was so moved by the gesture that after they got home from vacation, she contacted the Chamber again to let them know how wonderful the young man had treated them.

She included a heartwarming photo of Tracy and Shane beaming with happiness on the dune buggy, which has now gone viral, with hundreds of shares on Facebook.

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