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Pregnant mom loses everything in a fire. Then firefighters hand her keys to new apartment

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A terrible fire broke out in the living area of Nicola Taylor’s fourth-floor apartment in Lauderhill, Florida. Nicola was about eight and a half months pregnant with a baby girl at the time of the fire, but luckily she woke up due to the smell of the smoke.

She immediately left the burning building and notified the fire department by pulling the fire alarm. Nicola wasn’t the only one in the apartment, as Taylor’s dad, her cousin and his two-year-old son share the same place. Luckily, nobody was harmed.

The most important thing was that everyone was safe, but the fire was still a huge catastrophe for Nicola and her family as they lost everything and didn’t have anywhere to go. To make things even worse, Taylor’s friends hosted a baby shower two days earlier, but all presents were destroyed in the fire. Taylor’s dad Glenton even said that he was only able to save a single shirt.

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However, members of the Lauderhill Fire Department decided to help out the mom-to-be by throwing her a new baby shower, complete with dozens of gifts.

“There’s no words to describe it,” Nicola, said to ABC News. “My dad, he cried. That explains it all. I never see my dad in tears. I would like to tell the fire department, ‘Thank you.’ I would like to say [to] everybody who donated, ‘Thank you, and thanks for the well wishes.'”

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Captain Jerry Gonzalez of the Fire Department created a GoFundMe page for Nicola and her family and also asked around in the community to help. Aside from the baby shower, they also presented Nicola with keys to a new apartment and some money so that she wouldn’t need to worry about a new deposit and the first couple months of rent.

“[The firefighters] were seeing a whole bunch of burned up baby items and it was very emotional for the guys, being parents themselves, it hit home,” Gonzalez said. “They were compelled to do something. Something touched us about this family.”

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When Nicola’s little baby girl grows older, she’ll definitely have a fantastic and heartwarming story to share.

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