San Francisco Paramedics Sing And Dance To Autistic Man During Panic Attack
By Carolyn McArdle
September 16, 2019
San Francisco paramedics responded to a call involving a young autistic man on Sunday.
The man was reportedly experiencing an episode of panic, according to officials.
When the two paramedics arrived, they began to sing a song that they were told the man enjoyed.
They then began to dance.
The man eventually calmed down and exited the car he was in “to become friends with the two paramedics”, officials say.
1/2 Today AMR @AMR_Social 104 responded to a call involving an autistic young man. The incident triggered an episode of panic for the young man, until these two Paramedics arrived to help. They started to sing a song the partners noted he enjoyed, and then started to dance - pic.twitter.com/nohp5lifud— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT (@SFFDPIO) September 16, 2019
2/2 the young man eventually calmed down, and exited the car he was in to become friends with the two paramedics. The incident was resolved with everyone feeling much better. Great work by great people. #SFPARAMEDICS pic.twitter.com/vGBqHXwBn9— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT (@SFFDPIO) September 16, 2019
Jack and Carolyn talked to one of the paramedics (Jesse)! Listen below: