When Sister Margaret Ann decided to step outside and help clear away some of the brush and debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irma, she had no idea that she would turn into a viral sensation.
Sister Margaret Ann has been working at Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in West Kendall, Florida for thirty years. She knew that the police would eventually get to cleaning up the debris in front of the school, but also knew that there were more pressing matters at hand for them. "'But it's going to take them too long ... it's dangerous, people are going to get hurt here," she said. In no way was the Sister demeaning the efforts of police, she was simply doing what needed to be done.
Sister Margaret Ann knew that the school kept a small chainsaw in one of their closets, "There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to help out," she added. She started taking the chainsaw to a downed tree that was blocking the road leading up to the school.
"We teach our students: Do what you can to help other people, don't think of yourselves," she told CNN.
She was first seen using the chainsaw (like she knew how to handle it I might add) by an off-duty Miami-Dade cop who captured this (what I assume will become iconic) video of Sister Margaret Ann going to town on the fallen tree.
There is still plenty of work to be done on the school's campus: the school's air conditioner took a beating, one wall had been blown in by the hurricane winds, and six acres of the school's 40-acre property are covered in more fallen trees.
It's hard to argue with her logic on this one. Do what you can for others, and do it for no other reason than it is the right thing to do. Good on you Sister, someone get out there and help her out.