'Angel' helps friends, strangers


Thursday, November 13th 2008, 9:41 am
By: News 9


By Doug Warner, NEWS 9

HARRAH, Okla. -- Linda Robison is an angel to her friends and strangers.

Her friend, Jannell Stewart, nominated Robison because she has helped her through difficult times in her life and because Robison shows the same compassion for strangers.

"This one is an angel," Stewart said. "She's got a straight connection to the Lord."

Stewart says the perfect example happened 15 years ago when Robison gave her coat to a person in need.

"You know, here I sat in my warm car, getting ready to go to my warm home, and here's this lady without a coat," Robison said. "So, I just immediately didn't give it a second thought. I just got out and gave her my coat."

It wasn't just any coat. Her husband had just given it to her for Christmas weeks before.

"My steps were ordered that day, to be in that spot at that time," Robison said. "I hope it touched the lady's heart that needed the coat and encourage us to live our lives, to keep passing it on."

Robison is NEWS 9's eighth Oklahoma Hero nominee. Viewers can vote for the hero on News9.com after all nine nominees are revealed.

Once the votes are tallied, NEWS 9 will broadcast its 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts from the winner's hometown.