Retired Police Officer 'Overjoyed' as Firefighter Nephew Surprises Him With Engine at Rehabilitation Facility

A firefighter in Braintree, Massachusetts, used a fire engine to visit his uncle who was on the third floor of a rehabilitation facility, heartwarming footage shows.

In footage released by Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree on April 21, fire Lieutenant Fred Viola is seen climbing the engine ladder to pay a visit to his uncle Bill, a retired police officer who served for 34 years.

Fred asked after BIll’s health, holding a sign that told him he was loved.

“This was not just an ordinary visit. Being from a family of frontline workers, they decided to come in style with the Ladder Two truck from the Braintree Fire Department,” the facility said in a statement. “Bill was overjoyed to have a close family visit all the way from his third floor window.” Credit: Encompass Health Rehab of Braintree via Storyful