On Monday, 77-year-old Tony Soetaert of Shawnee, Kansas was taking out his trash around 3:30 in the morning . . . which is like 11:00 A.M. in senior citizen time.
But he slipped, fell, and couldn't get up. And it was NEGATIVE SEVEN DEGREES out. So he managed to crawl to his garage, which was open, and started honking his car horn to wake people up. But no one heard.
Luckily, Jeff Stockwell, Tony's PAPER DELIVERY GUY, happened to come by about 30 minutes later and heard him yelling. Actually, he said it sounded more like a CAT, and he almost left. But at the last second he turned around.
And it's a good thing he did, because Tony was rushed to the hospital, where they treated him for hypothermia, and his body temperature was just 92 degrees. He ended up being out in the elements for about 45 minutes.
Thankfully, doctors expect him to make a full recovery. And Jeff . . . who was filling in and wasn't even on his normal route that morning . . . says he's glad he was there to help. (KCTV5 / KSHB / Kansas City Star)