The Internet Is Rallying Around This Verizon Employee Who Was Suspended After Rescuing A Cat
After trying for hours to get a cat down from a light pole, neighbors were relieved to see Maurice German the Verizon employee using a cherry picker on a nearby street. They asked him to help and he obliged. After seeing the heartwarming story on the news, Verizon suspended him, but the story doesn’t stop there.
A Hero In Plain Clothes
Princess Momma the cat was in a very uncomfortable situation. She had been perched atop a tall, narrow pole for almost 12 hours trying to get her down, but nothing worked. A group of neighbors had even tried calling animal control and the fire department, but it was all to no avail.
— Steve Lindsay CBS (@SteveLindsayCBS) March 17, 2019
When they noticed Maurice German and his team of Verizon employees on a nearby street with a cherry picker, they asked him to help. One of them documented everything on Facebook and it even ended up on the news. That’s when Verizon suspended Maurice.
Why He Was Suspended
Although it may seem that way, it should be noted that Verizon isn’t (completely) the big bad wolf. A company spokesperson said no one at Verizon takes any “joy” from suspending Mr. German.
However, German’s actions presented a serious safety issue. The cherry picker equipment was not safe to use on that particular street. Things could have easily ended tragically for Maurice, his colleagues, Princess Momma, or any of the bystanders.
Community Helps The Hero
Although Maurice German has been suspended from Verizon, he still has a job. He also has more than that! The community rallied around German by setting up a Go Fund Me for him. In less than a month, the $2,400 goal was exceeded by almost $1,000.
Maurice stuck his neck out for Princess Momma, and his community stuck their necks out for him. Although the public outcry didn’t result in his suspension being rescinded, he will not suffer financially during the suspension. Sometimes, good deeds do go unpunished.
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