Mike Chorney, a veteran physician with Halton Area Paramedic Services in Canada, had a difficult day. His career as a first responder had come to an end after 40 years of loyal service to the community.
On February 1, 2023, as Chorney made his final radio call, tears rolled down his cheeks as he bid the service farewell. His coworkers honored and respected the man who had long served the community by doing something incredible.
For Chorney, working as a paramedic wasn’t just a job or a career. It served as his motivation and sense of direction in life. It was a “really good part” of his life, he said.
Even though he hated leaving, he felt it was time for him to retire and spoke fondly of the time he had spent working with his coworkers.
Greg Sage, the director of Halton Area Paramedic Services, praised Chorney in a statement on Twitter. Though he was unaware that the message would go viral, he sent him his best wishes for the future.
The veteran was praised by other residents, who also spoke of how helpful he had been. One man recalled how Chorney had helped his wife when she required immediate assistance following a fall because of his upbeat outlook.
Since being shared on Twitter, the video of Chorney’s farewell call has drawn a lot of attention, garnered thousands of views, and touched many people’s hearts.
Congratulations to Mike on your retirement! was a video that perfectly captured an emotional and priceless moment.
Congrats to Mike, who is retiring after serving the citizens of Halton for 40 years, according to the video’s description.
The paramedic’s eyes welled up with tears when one of Chorney’s coworkers took the initiative to read out on the radio about his successes. It was the ideal send-off for a man who embodied brilliance and professionalism.
Movingly appreciative of the kind comments, Chorney wiped away his tears with a handkerchief. He noticed that more people were watching him now than ever before, and a knot formed in his throat.
Despite how he felt, Chorney still had a sense of humor, and he made an effort to lighten the atmosphere with a small giggle. He took a moment to thank his now ex-colleagues and express his appreciation for their assistance before hanging up the phone.
As a paramedic, he has impacted innumerable lives, and his coworkers and the neighborhood will never forget him.
Several internet users were astounded by Chorney’s commitment and longevity of service. He was anticipated to take advantage of his well-earned retirement and downtime.
The community’s outpouring of love and gratitude revealed how much Chorney meant to those he had served and how his charitable legacy will go on.