"I don't know why I did it, but I do know those kids needed some help. I was glad to do it."

Clinton Township firefighters were called to the home of a family for a non-emergency medical call on February 12th. The parents, who have two disabled children, had fallen behind on their utility bills. One of the kids has to be hooked up to a ventilator, and had to be taken to the hospital.

After the visit, firefighter Ryan McCuen decided to pay the family's entire electric bill: $1,023. He tried to do so anonymously, but his name got out.

He said that he doesn't think he did anything extraordinary, but hopes that it will inspire people to do nice things for others.

Ironically, McCuen was laid off from the department during the economic downturn. He was hired back, with a group of other firefighters, after the department received a federal grant.