Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Men Block Elderly Woman At ATM, But They Messed With The Wrong Granny.

Short Of Breath

Short Of Breath

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The town was relatively small. It had a few banks, but it was still quite a walk to the nearest one. But she didn’t mind because she simply loved being active. But as she kept on walking at a steady pace, she realized she was running out of breath. She decided to stop for a second in order to catch her breath. This minor setback was common at her age, but as far as Peel was concerned, this was irrelevant.

Hushed Voices

Hushed Voices

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As she approached the bank, she decided to reach into her handbag and grab her purse. By the time she got to the ATM, she needed another second to rest. Then she noticed a woman was standing behind her. “You go ahead, dear,” Peel told her, “I’ll be a minute.” The woman thanked her and went in front of her. Meanwhile, Peel was sifting through her purse looking for her debit card when she heard hushed voices inching closer to her.

Everything Went Dark

Everything Went Dark

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The older you get, the more you learn about life. Peel lived by a simple motto: “Give kindness, receive kindness back.” This was a life-long philosophy which kept her smiling and filled her heart with nothing but love. She never judged a book by its cover, so the word mistrust wasn’t in her vocabulary. But there she was in front of the ATM. And as she stuck her card in, she saw the reflection of a dark figure on the dark screen. But she wasn’t startled. She simply typed in her PIN and hit “Continue.” But suddenly, her vision blurred, and she collapsed.

She Bounced Back

She Bounced Back

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It happened so fast. Someone had shoved her towards the ground, which left her very confused. Then, she heard some shuffling, and that’s when she got an adrenaline rush. “You're not taking my money, young man,” she told herself. She used her anger to muster up enough strength to stand. And once she did, the thieves were caught completely off guard. Peel wasn’t going down without a fight.

Don’t Mess With Granny

Don’t Mess With Granny

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She glared at her attackers, and then she realized something. These were the men who were arguing with each other outside of the bank earlier. They were probably planning to rob her the entire time. What they didn’t know was that Peel was no pushover. Peel grabbed the nearest thief’s head, and used all of her strength to bang him up against the wall. Naturally, the thieves were stunned by how this granny had used her full weight to take one of their own down. The woman’s fighting spirit made them think twice about messing with her, so they tried to flee.

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