Doris Day meets Lady Gaga
It IS very humbling, isn't it? I witnessed similar incidents about 15 years ago when I was a poll worker. Brought me to tears. (with pride)Took exactly an hour to vote at Hollywood Firehouse this morning. Saw some pretty determined people in that line...on crutches..walkers..requiring assistance the whole way.
Older fella passed out on his feet and fell to the ground only a few yards from us. Several folks jumped to help carry him over to a chair and let the EMT get him revived. Old guy wasn't leaving without casting his vote though!..so some of the VFD volunteers carried him around to a machine they had set up just for very disabled people and he got his wish. A middle aged gal near us was quite obviously dealing with some kind of cancer and showed all the signs of the side effects or chemo or radiation treatments. She was game though...she made the last hundred feet being helped along with a chair and her assistant had to practically carry her to the booth to actually vote. She was done. I sure hope she's OK.
I was impressed....and humbled.