As the cleanup and recovery effort has gotten underway in Florida after Hurricane Irma left a path of flooding and destruction in its wake, a nun is being hailed as a hero online after video emerged showing her wielding a chainsaw and chopping up trees felled by the monster storm. The video has gone viral.
Sister Margaret Ann, of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School, can be seen in a video posted on social media by the Miami-Dade Police Department using the power tool to get down to business and cut up branches that were obstructing a small road. Sister Margaret Ann appeared to be using a gas-powered chainsaw (as opposed to an electric-powered one), which is no joke.
“As we recover from #HurricaneIrma, these acts of kindness remind us all that we are #OneCommunity in #MiamiDadeCounty! Thank you Sister and all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this! #MiamiDadeStrong,” the police wrote on Facebook.
The sight of Sister Margaret Ann, in full habit and nun dress, her robes blowing in the post-tropical storm breeze, amused social media users — and won her fans. Some worried about her wearing such loose-fitting clothing while operating such a dangerous power tool, but most just praised her heroics.
One Facebook user, Carolyn S Hennecy, commented, “I love it. I love her. We are women. Hear our chainsaws roar!!”
Read the full story at The Daily Mail.