Sister Margaret Ann of Miami-Dade, Florida wasted no time rolling up her sleeves after Hurricane Irma.
The Catholic nun went viral this week after she was seen hacking away at a fallen tree.
Check it out (via BizPacReview):
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) September 12, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) September 13, 2017
A Miami-Dade police officer came across the scene:
“The road was blocked, we couldn’t get through,” she told Erin Burnett on “OutFront” Tuesday. “And I saw somebody spin in the mud and almost go into a wall, going off the road. So, there was a need, I had the means — so I wanted to help out.”
The nun knew there were chainsaws in a closet at the school.
“They didn’t belong there. They needed to be used,” she said, recalling when the police officer came across her sawing the tree.
“He said, ‘You know though, Sister, the police will do this.’ And I said ‘but it’s going to take them too long … it’s dangerous, people are going to get hurt here,’ ” she said.
The sister’s school wouldn’t reopen anytime soon, as the air conditioning had been damaged and a wall had fallen in on the property.
Nevertheless, she was sure they’d be taken care of.
“The community will come out and help us. That’s what we do,” she told Burnett. “It’s good.”
Her own efforts and sentiment seemed to resonate online as many praised, thanked and were inspired by Sister Margaret Ann.
“We teach our students: Do what you can to help other people, don’t think of yourselves,” she said. “That’s what I wanted to do.”
The internet went absolutely nuts over her:
LOVE her spirit! This nun rocks! 💜💜
— Jamison Twins 🌐 (@PSYCHICTWINS) September 13, 2017
We couldn't agree more 👍😃@PSYCHICTWINS
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) September 13, 2017
The best tweet of the day. Don't mess with the nuns. Love it!
— ACE (@ruaceved) September 12, 2017
Chainsaw nun may be the best thing on the internet right now https://t.co/LrkJZavSny
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) September 13, 2017
Nun with Chainsaw. This is going to be my Halloween costume this year.
— CHEESEPUFF! (@Dogmaf2011) September 13, 2017
Nun with a Chainsaw is a great phrase for almost any occasion. https://t.co/HZ9tRKxFf1
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) September 13, 2017
— Derek Deis (@DerekKXLY) September 13, 2017
A nun with a chainsaw. Day made!!!!
— Tim O'Brien (@Timoalabama) September 12, 2017