Popular actress Kristen Johnston has shared a heart touching story about her encounter with “dust-covered firemen” taking a break from their Ground Zero rescue efforts a few days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In honor of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund signing ceremony on Monday, she described the encounter in a series of tweets.
Her sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun had just finished its six-season run that May. It was during one of those days when she was approached by one of the firemen for a special reason. They couldn’t believe they ran into her. He told her how he and his buddies would “distract each other from the nightmare” by talking about their favorite 3rd Rock episodes.
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KRISTEN JOHNSON WORKS
Johnston is an American actress. Johnston has won two Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for 3rd Rock, playing extraterrestrial Sally Solomon. She also starred as Wilma Flintstone in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas and as Holly Franklin in the sitcom The Exes. Currently, Johnston stars on CBS’s Mom.
He thanked Johnston for helping him laugh during the worst weeks of his life. The star was overcome with tears and described the experience as “one of the most unforgettable moments of my life.”
This is the first time she is sharing the story, the actress wrote on Twitter.
RESPONSE FROM THE NETIZENS
Twitter users applauded her story. One user wrote that making them laugh even on “their worst day is a real gift.”
True story: A few weeks after 9/11 I was in a deli downtown. A bunch of dust-covered firemen walked in (they were still searching the rubble for bodies) & one of them came up to me. He said that he couldn’t believe he ran into me, that all day he & his buddies were trying to
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) July 29, 2019
Others believed her encounter to be a “miracle” and a “gift.”
The September 11 attacks (also known as 9/11) were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks. It was carried out by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda. Against the US Tuesday morning, 11 September 2001, the attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.