NEW YORK - One good turn deserves another. A heavily pregnant woman shows that kindness can pay in the best way possible when a nurse she helped in the monster snowstorm in New York helped deliver her baby before she could reach hospital.
Mrs Bethany Hojnacki and her husband had stopped on Tuesday to help another trapped driver, who happened to be a pediatric nurse, according to WVIB, an affiliate of CNN. Their baby, Lucy, was delivered that same evening - by the nurse at a firehouse when Mrs Hojnacki went into labout early.
"It was kind of incredible. God really put the people who needed to be in the right spot for us at the right time," Mrs Hojnacki's husband Jared told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" on Wednesday.
The couple gave their child the middle name of Grace.
On top of that stroke of luck, another stranded woman at the firehouse was, by coincidence, a maternity nurse, Mr Hojnacki said according to CNN. He described both nurses, who were not named, as angels.
"It's more than amazing. We're so blown away by God's grace," he said.
Mrs Hojnacki said: "It was a crazy time for sure, but a happy ending. Her name is Lucy Grace - her name means grace illuminated. On a day that was so sad, how many people died - this baby is such a bright like in a such a dark storm."
The storm dumped more than five feet of snow in and around Buffalo, New York, killing at least eight people around Lake Erie in the north-eastern United States, stranding motorists and cancelling flights, Agence France-Presse reported.
A few more feet of snow fell on Wednesday, and the National Weather Service said the snowfall was likely to continue through Friday morning.