by Deborah Hastings
August 1, 2016
Her son, a Marine who served overseas, committed suicide one year ago, Nunez told Newberry. He had PTSD and shot himself, leaving behind two young children. The woman, who is in her 60s, “was talking about killing herself,” Newberry said. “She said, ‘I don’t have any friends.”
Now you have a friend, Newberry told her. “I’m going to come out here every day and talk to you.”
He had been noticing her every day for the past few weeks — a tiny woman walking past his auto shop, burdened by bags of groceries or totes bulging with belongings.
She works as a janitor at a high school just one street over from Richard Newberry’s tire and auto store in St. Petersburg, Florida.
On Friday, as Newberry was inside doing paperwork, the woman “stopped and looked in at me and I could tell she was upset,” Newberry told InsideEdition.com Monday.
So he walked outside and began to speak to Ernestina Nunez, asking why she seemed so distraught. read more here