VIDEO/PHOTOS: Some Sandy Springs firefighters decided to go to the top of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite to do some training. As they rappelled down the 80-foot building, they made some new friends along the way.
As they lowered themselves floor-by-floor, they would pause at the windows and wave to the tiny patients. "Not everyone wants someone in the room with the kids, so it was a cool way of them getting to be close to us without us having to go in their rooms," said Capt. Kyle Sweeney.
The first responders saw the children's eyes light up. Both the children and the firefighters reached out to each other, and an instant bond was formed.
"For us to be able to feel that emotional connection with a piece of glass between us," said Lt. Anderson.
"It really brightened his day," said Zach Lansdell, whose son Levi is a patient at Children's.