On an October day in 1995, Gerald Rocky Hyatt was dropping off some trash in a dumpster in Chicago. A construction worker by trade, he didn’t expect to find anything noteworthy while he was handling this chore. He was surprised to hear faint whimpering sounds coming from a bag in the dumpster, and the bag was moving slightly. Alarmed and uncertain of what he would find, he ran to a nearby hospital to let them know what he had found. A nurse opened up the double-knotted kitchen bag, and they discovered a beautiful newborn baby girl.
The little girl who was left to die was looked after by nurses and hospital staff. They ended up calling her Mary Grace, and anyone associated with her care will never forget how they felt when she came in.
Mary Grace was soon adopted by Sandi Hill. Sandi renamed her Morgan, and she kept the newspaper clippings about how she was found. She knew that some day Morgan would be ready to explore her story and to learn more about her past.
Morgan had always known that she was adopted, and she learned the full story when she was 20 years old. With the help of a news station, KHSB, Morgan was able to reunite with her hero.
During a live news interview, Morgan said how thankful she was that she was found. While she was reading an old newspaper article about her story, Hyatt himself approached her from behind. In tears, they embraced, and she shared her thanks in person.
The story reminds us all of the importance of good samaritans, and it shows how fortunate we are to have people in the right place at the right time. Morgan is able to live her life that she wouldn’t otherwise have, all because of Hyatt.