AN UNSUSPECTING US expat working out of Shannon Airport ended up being a lifesaver after dropping in on his Irish neighbour this past Thanksgiving.
US Customs and Border Protection Officer Kyle Nosan is assigned to Shannon preclearance.
With this past Thursday, November 26, marking Thanksgiving back in his homeland, Kyle was eager to share in the celebrations with his neighbour.
His original plan had been to simply drop by, see how they were getting on and spread a little holiday cheer with a delicious meal featuring all the familiar Thanksgiving favourites.
However, upon arrival he quickly discovered his neighbour in a stricken state and in desperate need of medical attention.
In a surprising turn of events, his simple, kind-hearted gesture ended up saving someone’s life.
News of Kyle’s act of kindness was first reported by officials at the US Embassy in Dublin.
"Last Thursday, Americans in Ireland celebrated Thanksgiving. U.S. CBP Officer Kyle Nosan, assigned to Shannon Preclearance, took the opportunity to drop off a holiday meal at his Irish neighbour's home, and ended up saving his life. His neighbor was suffering a medical emergency.
"Officer Nosan alerted emergency services while waiting with him. His neighbor is now recovering well. Thanks to you, CBPO Nosan."
His lifesaving efforts serve as something of a Thanksgiving miracle.
It also highlights the importance of keeping a close eye on one another during these isolating times.