Ron McCartney did not hesitate when ambulance staff asked him for the last time from his home if he wanted to eat something.
The 72-year-old resident of Gold Coast was terminally ill of cancer and was on his way to the hospital for palliative care.
He was asked by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) staff if he could choose something to eat, what would it be?
After not having eaten for almost two days, he said he would love a caramel-sized sundae.
Ambulance workers had to get permission to make a detour on their way to the hospital, but as soon as they received the headquarters of the headquarters, they stopped at a McDonald's drive-through and took the dessert. An image of him who enjoys his favorite food is now viral.
"It brought a smile to his face, he let some beautiful girls cheat and got what he wanted." It was typical Ron, he would never say no to a caramel sundae, "his wife Sharon told the Australian ABC news.
Paramedic Kate Hanafy told the broadcaster: "We had to pull forward and I just went in. He was rapping.
"He had a big smile on his face and his wife tore up, he was just happy to see him eat."
His daughter, Danielle Smith, said her father had died on Saturday after a 17-year battle against pancreatic cancer.
She wrote on Facebook: "Dad liked this so much and it was the last thing he could eat alone." Mother and I can not thank QAS enough for all the help and compassion that you have all given us. "
There were hundreds of reactions posted on the social media platform to support the actions of the doctors.
One QAS employee, Mellissa Keune, wrote on Facebook: "It is too easy to focus on the light and siren aspect of the work, but THIS is what the real meaning of the work is – to be privileged for the last moments. to spend with one person is one of the most humiliating in my career. "
Kathy Bancroft wrote: "Fantastic people Absolute angels, they also take care of my mother with humor, compassion and caring."
Last year, the QAS was praised for giving a terminally ill woman her last wish to go to the beach. The image of a paramedic standing at the patient in Hervey Bay in the south of Queensland went viral.